- Publisher: Scholastic Canada, Limited (1999)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0590515403
- ISBN-13: 978-0590515405
- Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 0.4 x 6.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.8 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,901,863 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Greater Than Angels Paperback – 1999
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I love the way that this book is written because when you think everything is all right, something else happens. This book is such a thriller to read, I couldn't put it down! It is written in first person, so I always knew Anna's feeling about what was happening. It really gave me a different view of the war because this book didn't take place in a concentration camp.
My favorite part was when the kids would have conversations about God. I like to know all of the different perspectives on God. Some were saying, "If there is a God, why is this happening?" I bet that's what a lot of the Jews thought. However, that is not Anna's view. She basically says, "We all have the power to do good and evil; the people doing this to us have chosen evil." That is kind of how I feel about God, too, so I can relate to how Anna feels. This tells me that Anna is smart and devoted to God.
Mostly, this was a very good book. I liked reading about her experiences in the refuge camp, and it was exciting when they were hiding from the Germans, but sometimes I thought it was a little unrealistic, or slow.Read more ›
This story is based on truth--the town of Le Chambon really did exist in France, and during the Holocaust the people there kept Jews safe in their homes. I liked reading this book and knowing that there were good people who were willing to put their own lives at risk in such a dangerous time in order to save the lives of others.
A weak point of the story is the romance. I could see it coming right from the beginning, and it was very contrived. The story would have been just as strong without this element.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I read the book years ago, when it was first published. This copy was a gift for a young girl, as a way of introducing her to the Holocaust years.Published 10 months ago by J. E. Liebmann
Phenomenal book, would recommend to absolutely anyone. Carol Matas is an exceptional author who creates beautiful scenes and situations with just her words. Read morePublished on December 23, 2012 by VeganChops
This book tells about Le Chambon, a town that is not often
discussed. The people of the town were righteous Christians
and not nearly recognized enough.
This book is about a 15 year old Jewish German girl who has to flee her home with some of her friends and her family during World War 2. Read morePublished on November 29, 2006
I didnt really like this book cuz like it was so confusing, it kept on going back and forth between flashbacks, and its not very intresting either. Read morePublished on February 5, 2006
This is a really good book. It is about a girl named Anna who is a Jew and lives with her aunt, mom and grandma. She gets taken away to a concentration camp in France. Read morePublished on July 28, 2005
"Greater Than Angels" is about a 16-year-old Jewish girl named Anna that is captured by Germans during World War 11. Read morePublished on March 10, 2005
Greater than Angels was a suspenseful, yet quick book about a young girl named Anna and her story during World War II. Read morePublished on June 10, 2004
This book is about a girl that is sent to a concentration camp in Germony with her mother, grandmother, and her aunt. Anna is 13yrs old. Read morePublished on May 20, 2004