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The end of the line

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Call NumberJ FIC MCKe
Dates2014; ©2014
Statement of ResponsibilitySharon E. McKay.
Creators & ContributorsMcKay, Sharon E. (author)
Summary

Five-year-old Beatrix looks on in horror as the soldier forces her mother off the tram. It is 1942 in Amsterdam, and everyone knows what happens to Jews who are taken away by the Nazis. The soldier turns his attention to Beatrix, when suddenly, the ticket-taker, Lars Gorter, blurts out that she is his niece. With his brother Hans, the tram conductor, they manage to rescue the child. But new problems have just begun. The two elderly brothers have no idea how to care for a child, and even though they know that harboring a Jew could cost them their lives, they enlist the help of kindly neighbors to save Beatrix from the fate that surely awaits her mother. —Publisher

Physical Description 120 pages ; 21 cm
Carrier Typevolume
LanguageEnglish
PublisherToronto: Annick Press
DistributorBuffalo, NY : Firefly Books (U.S.)
NotesUSBBY Outstanding International Book Honor List; Hackmatack Children’s Choice Book Award; Ann Connor Brimer Award, Atlantic Book Awards; Best Books for Kids & Teens, starred selection, Canadian Children’s Book Centre; Silver Birch Express Award, Ontario Library Association
AudiencePublisher recommendation: Ages 8–11, Grades 3–7
RecognitionGifted in 2016 by Shannon LaBelle & Kevin Forbes