The Righteous Smuggler by Debbie SpringThe Righteous Smuggler by Debbie Spring

The Righteous Smuggler

byDebbie Spring

Paperback | September 20, 2005

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During World War II, when Hendrik, the young son of a fisherman in Amsterdam, notices his Jewish friends being barred from school and ostracized by their other classmates, he is determined to stand by them. His parents have always told him to fight injustice. So when Hendrik realizes what Hitler’s policies ultimately mean for his Jewish friends and their families, he hatches a daring plan to help smuggle them out of the country by boat.
Debbie Spring’s short stories and articles have been published in newspapers, magazines, journals, and books in the United States and Canada. She has appeared on CTV and CBC radio, and has talked with over 3000 students about the Holocaust. Debbie lives in Toronto and is available for author visits. This is her second book for young re...
Title:The Righteous SmugglerFormat:PaperbackDimensions:162 pages, 7.75 × 5.52 × 0.33 inPublished:September 20, 2005Publisher:Second Story PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1896764975

ISBN - 13:9781896764979

Appropriate for ages: 9

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from history comes alive my children and I have been reading this book together as we come upon remembrance day. We enjoy each chapter, and the children do not want me to stop reading so that they can find out what will happen to Hendrick and his friends next. I wanted my kids, ages 6 to 11 to understand the holocaust and WW2 alittle better, and this book is accomplishing that. What makes it great is that it is from a boys perspective. This book is well written and full of significance. I would recommend this book for young and old, a treasure!!
Date published: 2008-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding Juvenile Holocaust Book The author has written a compelling story, gripping, intense, with strong characters. The book shows the holocaust from the perspective of a righteous gentile, who risks his life to save his friends. The settings, storyline, plot and people come to life. Highly recommended for young and old alike.
Date published: 2005-10-11

Editorial Reviews

An important story, not just for its historical merit. It is an example to inspire young people.