Twenty And Ten

Paperback | March 30, 1978

byClaire Huchet Bishop, Janet Joly

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Looking for a story about courage to read to your child? One that instills character by virtue of its essence, and not by sermonizing? I always am, and this old favorite (read to me when I was nine) is luckily still in print.

During the Nazi occupation of France, twenty ordinary French kids in a boarding school agree to hide ten Jewish children Then German soldiers arrive. Will the children be able to withstand the interrogation and harassment?

Twenty and Ten is based on a true story -- one of many similar incidents that took place all over Europe during World War II. It is a book that has much to say to children of any age. -- A reader

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Twenty school children hide ten Jewish children from the Nazis occupying France during World War II

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Looking for a story about courage to read to your child? One that instills character by virtue of its essence, and not by sermonizing? I always am, and this old favorite (read to me when I was nine) is luckily still in print.During the Nazi occupation of France, twenty ordinary French kids in a boarding school agree to hide ten Jewish ...

Format:PaperbackPublished:March 30, 1978Publisher:Penguin Young Readers Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0140310762

ISBN - 13:9780140310764

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Based on a True Story Reason for Reading: Read aloud to ds as part of our history curriculum. Based on a true story, this book tells of a tale in which ten Jewish children are brought to a small Catholic school in the countryside of France up in the mountains. There are currently twenty students at this school. The Sister asks the students if they will be capable of hiding the Jewish children from the Nazis and they agree. Thus the children play and learn together until one day Sister does not return from town and the Nazis arrive at the school looking for the Jewish children. A lovely little story that has become a classic. The ending is quite intense and the book is very enjoyable . There is a religious element to the story, that is crucial to the plot, but that only revolves around one bible story involving King Herod's search for the baby Jesus. A fast read but a gripping story that shows that even children can make a difference against evil. A movie has been made based on the book and we tried to get a copy through ILL but were unsuccessful.
Date published: 2011-05-18

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Twenty school children hide ten Jewish children from the Nazis occupying France during World War II