After the Train

Hardcover | February 3, 2009

byGloria Whelan

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Peter Liebig can't wait for summer. He's tired of classrooms, teachers, and the endless lectures about the horrible Nazis. The war has been over for ten years, and besides, his town of Rolfen, West Germany, has moved on nicely. Despite its bombed-out church, it looks just as calm and pretty as ever. There is money to be made at the beach, and there are whole days to spend with Father at his job. And, of course, there's soccer. Plenty for a thirteen-year-old boy to look forward to.

But when Peter stumbles across a letter he was never meant to see, he unravels a troubling secret. Soon he questions everything—the town's peaceful nature, his parents' stories about the war, and his own sense of belonging.

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Peter Liebig can't wait for summer. He's tired of classrooms, teachers, and the endless lectures about the horrible Nazis. The war has been over for ten years, and besides, his town of Rolfen, West Germany, has moved on nicely. Despite its bombed-out church, it looks just as calm and pretty as ever. There is money to be made at the bea...

Gloria Whelan is the bestselling author of many novels for young readers, includingHomeless Bird, winner of the National Book Award;Fruitlands: Louisa May Alcott Made Perfect;Angel on the Square;Burying the Sun;Once on This Island, winner of the Great Lakes Book Award; andReturn to the Island. She lives in the woods of northern Michiga...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:160 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.65 inPublished:February 3, 2009Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0060295961

ISBN - 13:9780060295967

Appropriate for ages: 8 - 12

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