Waiting For Anya

Paperback | January 1, 1997

byMichael Morpurgo

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The gripping story of a boy who risks his life to take Jewish refugees to safety during World War II.
 
A reclusive widow’s farm has become a haven for a growing band of Jewish children hiding from the Nazis. Jo knows he must keep the secret, and help out any way he can. But when German soldiers move into town, the danger suddenly becomes much more real. As Jo knows all too well, the penalty for helping these children escape is death.

"In its understated style and gentle telling of a harsh lesson, the story is reminiscent of Lois Lowry's Number the Stars." —School Library Journal

“Action-packed . . . Morpurgo’s characters rise above the two-dimensional, giving young people much to ponder in the areas of good versus evil and hero versus villain.” —The Horn Book
 
An ALA Best Book for Young Adults

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Jo places his life in danger when he helps protect a growing number of Jewish children who have sought refuge at a reclusive widow's farm.

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The gripping story of a boy who risks his life to take Jewish refugees to safety during World War II.   A reclusive widow’s farm has become a haven for a growing band of Jewish children hiding from the Nazis. Jo knows he must keep the secret, and help out any way he can. But when German soldiers move into town, the danger suddenly beco...

Michael Morpurgo is one of Britain s best-loved children s book writers. He has written more than one hundred books and has won the Smarties Book Prize, the Whitbread Award, and the Blue Peter Book Award for Private Peaceful. Michael was writer-in-residence at the Savoy Hotel from January to April 2007, and previously he was Great Brit...

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Format:PaperbackPublished:January 1, 1997Publisher:Penguin Young Readers Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0140384316

ISBN - 13:9780140384314

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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"In its understated style and gentle telling of a harsh lesson, the story is reminiscent of Lois Lowry's Number the Stars." —School Library Journal

"Action-packed . . . Morpurgo’s characters rise above the two-dimensional, giving young people much to ponder in the areas of good versus evil and hero versus villain." —The Horn Book
  
"Gripping." —Publishers Weekly