The Orphan Rescue by Anne DublinThe Orphan Rescue by Anne Dublin

The Orphan Rescue

byAnne Dublin

Paperback | September 15, 2010

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The Orphan Rescue isinspired by a story from author Anne Dublin’s own family history. Set duringthe spring of 1937 in the small city of Sosnowiec,Poland,it is the story of twelve-year-old Miriam and her younger brother, David. Theylive with their grandparents, having lost their own parents to illness andpoverty. The family does not have much – they live together in one room behindthe grandfather’s shop and often there isn’t enough food for the four of them– but they have each other.  

Miriam is devastated when her grandparents tell her thatthey can no longer survive as a family, and that the only solution is for Davidto go to an orphanage. Leaving her young brother behind with strangers breaksher heart, and Miriam decides to rescue him. When Miriam learns that David isbeing forced to work in a factory by the unscrupulous orphanage director, sherealizes that rescuing him may prove difficult. Help comes in the unlikely formof Benji, the orphanage’s resident bully, whose mean exterior hides a lonelyboy inside. With his help Miriam is able to expose what is happening at thefactory and reunite her family.

 The Orphan Rescue is a historical novel that resonates with theongoing tragedy of child poverty and the exploitation of children around theworld. It also offers a window onto the history of Jews in Europepre-Holocaust. All of this in an accessible, entertaining story for youngreaders.

Anne Dublin is a former teacher-librarian and award-winning author living in Toronto. She has written two biographies for Second Story Press: June Callwood: A Life of Action and Bobbie Rosenfeld: The Olympian Who Could Do Everything, as well as Dynamic Women Dancers, part of the Women’s Hall of Fame Series. She has also written the chi...
Title:The Orphan RescueFormat:PaperbackDimensions:124 pages, 7.45 × 5.28 × 0.36 inPublished:September 15, 2010Publisher:Second Story PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1897187815

ISBN - 13:9781897187814

Appropriate for ages: 7

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Books for this age group that are this heartfelt and emotionally raw are few and far between. - Resource Links - 20110201