Greater Than Angels by Carol MatasGreater Than Angels by Carol Matas

Greater Than Angels

byCarol Matas

Paperback | October 1, 2013

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An unforgettable reminder of the resilience of human compassion, even in the face of the worst horrors of our history.

In the autumn of 1940, Anna Hirsch and her friends and family are rounded up by Nazis and deported to Gurs, a refugee camp in the south of France. Food is scarce, and the living conditions inhumane. Even worse is the ever-present fear that they will be relocated once again - this time to one of the death camps. But when word comes that Anna and the other children are to be moved, their destination is not Auschwitz or Buchenwald, but Le Chambon-sur-Lignon: a tiny village whose citizens have agreed to care for deported Jewish children.

Based on the true story of a French village that banded together to protect the Jews during WWII, this unforgettable tale honours the contagious goodness that permeated one corner of a region otherwise enveloped in evil, and celebrates the courage of all those who put their lives at risk to save others.

Carol Matas is the award-winning author of more than forty books for children and young adults. She is best known for her acclaimed historical fiction, and her awards include the Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young Readers as well as two nominations for the Governor General's Award. Carol lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba....
Title:Greater Than AngelsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 7.75 × 5.02 × 0.49 inPublished:October 1, 2013Publisher:Scholastic Canada LtdLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1443119709

ISBN - 13:9781443119702


Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favourite book Carol Matas is my favourite Canadian author. This book gets better and better with every read.
Date published: 2017-01-14

Editorial Reviews

Praise for Greater Than Angels:

Nominee, Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People
CCBC Our Choice, Starred Selection
OLA Best Bets

*"Intelligently written and emotionally powerful." -Quill & Quire, starred review

"If you haven't read Greater Than Angels, it's time . . . a gripping, amazing read." -The Toronto Star