Greater Than Angels by Carol MatasGreater Than Angels by Carol Matas

Greater Than Angels

byCarol Matas

Paperback | August 15, 1999

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In the autumn of 1940, Anna Hirsch and her family see little hope on the horizon. The Nazis have deported them to a French refugee camp, where food is scarce and theliving conditions inhuman. Worst of all is the fear that they will be relocated once again?to one of the death camps. But when word comes that Anna and the other children are being moved, their destination is Le Chambon-sur-Lignon, a tiny village whose citizens have agreed to care for deported Jewish children. As the war rages on, the Nazis gain more control in France. Jews, and those who shelter them, are hounded with increased vigor; and when they are exposed, the punishment is severe. Yet even in the face of such atrocities, the good people of the village never abandon their self-imposed duty to protect the refugees who seek shelter in their homes. In this gripping story, based on actual occurrences during the German occupation of France, award-winning author Carol Matas unveils the unflagging courage that made the citizens of Le Chambon-sur-Lignon ?greater than angels.?
Carol is the award-winning author of many historical novels for young people, including The Garden, After the War, Lisa, Jesper and Daniel's Story. Daniel's Story was nominated for the Governor General's Award, and After the War was an ALA Best Book for Young Adults 1997, and a Booklist Editors' Choice for 1997. Both After the War and...
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Title:Greater Than AngelsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 6.75 × 4.19 × 0.36 inPublished:August 15, 1999Publisher:Scholastic Canada LtdLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0590515403

ISBN - 13:9780590515405

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 17

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very good I love this book It's well written and real. A lot of great lines.
Date published: 2017-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow All I can say for this book is wow. It was absolutely amazing. It made me laugh, cry and everything in between. I recommend it to EVERYONE.
Date published: 2005-10-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING!!!!! this book is amazing!! iv read it soo many times, and i still love it!! it has suspence, an amazing plot, a little romance, its just so well written. you feel what anna feels. i recomend this book to anyone and everyone!
Date published: 2003-10-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The (almost) Best Book I think that this book was excellent. It was realistic, yet not too boring. It was perfect. I wouldn't say it was my favourite book, but it was definetly up there. It included historical parts and fiction, making a great story. The plot is excellent, and it's different. I think Carol Matas is a wonderful author, and she should keep on writing!
Date published: 2001-03-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Greater Than Angels Well I just wanted to let every one my age know that this book rocks! I've read it twice :) It really made me think of how horrable it would have been to have witnessed it all. Carol Matas I applaud you! it was a great book and I deffinatly recomend it to any-one.
Date published: 2000-10-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from One of the Better ones! I've just read this book and it is FANTASTIQUE! It is one of Carol's better books. I am now reading Daniels Story. Matas writes some of the best war books in the world. I suggest you read it.
Date published: 2000-05-11

From Our Editors

As the terrifying threat of Nazism draws ever nearer, Anna’s only hope lies in the village of Le Chambon-sur-Lignon, where inhabitants have agreed to care for deported Jewish children. But even in this tiny sanctuary, the shadow darkens as the Germans occupy more and more of France. Still the villagers won’t give up their self-imposed duty – even when the cost is their lives. Carol Matas continues her award-winning string of young adult titles with the affecting Greater Than Angels, based on real Second World War events.

Editorial Reviews

?Matas' novel has the qualities one associates with the best of her work ? a subject of seriousness and interest; warm, engaging characters readers can't help but identify with; and fluid, easy prose, enticing even to the most reluctant readers.? (The Toronto Star)