Hunger Winter: A World War II Novel Kindle Edition
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Frits Nieuwstraten, Director, Corrie ten Boom House Foundation
"Rob Currie's ability to create and sustain a narrative that will keep you on the edge of your seat is truly amazing! I highly recommend this powerful and riveting story to all readers, young and old alike!"
C. DAVID BALIK, Ed.D., Vice President USA, ACSI
"This is a fine book! Set in 1944, this story of a Dutch family during the German occupation will engage readers with riveting action, Dutch traditions, danger, loyalty, and faith. Bravo to author Rob Currie. I loved it all - every word and every layer."
Louise Borden, Author of Ski Soldier: A World War II Biography
"A well-researched novel on a topic that has rarely been explored in books for young people."
Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch, author of Making Bombs for Hitler
From the Back Cover
In late 1944, the Nazis have their sights set on expanding their empire by conquering the Dutch. In response, 13-year-old Dirk’s papa leaves everyone he loves behind to fight with the Resistance. After the Gestapo snatches his older sister, Dirk learns they’ll come for him next. A knock on the door in the middle of the night catapults Dirk and his 6-year-old sister, Anna, into a frightening journey as Dirk suddenly finds himself solely responsible for protecting her. Together, with only the food they can carry in a small bag, the siblings set out on a desperate journey across the Netherlands to find their grandparents, father, and sister.
Dirk’s greatest challenge comes when he must decide whether to stay in a house targeted for bombardment or request help from a powerful but untrustworthy man―a German officer who deserted. --This text refers to the paperback edition.
- ASIN : B07T6C35NR
- Publisher : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. (March 3, 2020)
- Publication date : March 3, 2020
- Language: : English
- File size : 29989 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 247 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #592,479 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Exciting from the very start, Hunger Winter is engaging and draws you in so that you don't want to put it down. It's an excellent history lesson too. My folks lived through the occupation in the Netherlands as children and many of the stories they've told me over the years, including eating tulip bulbs for lack of available food, are similar to those of the characters in this book. It's well researched and brings history to life in a way that your young ones will be encouraged to find out more.
This book is an excellent choice for a World War II unit study for homeschoolers or as a supplement for those in public or private schools. It would also make a fabulous family read-aloud book as the chapters are just the right length for before bed reading - although you might end up saying up to read the whole thing in one sitting!
A friend loaned me a pre-release copy of this book. She knew I'd enjoy it and suggested I might want to review it. I'm really happy I did.