One Girl's Fight Back Against the Nazis

Tom Palmer author Tom Clohosy Cole illustrator


Publisher:Barrington Stoke Ltd

Published:4th Aug '22


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Multi-award-winning author Tom Palmer shines a light on life under wartime occupation, in a beautifully told story inspired by the childhood of Hollywood legend Audrey Hepburn.

As the brutal Second World War stretches on with no end in sight, life for ordinary Dutch people in the Nazi-occupied Netherlands is fraught with peril and hardship. There is very little to eat and the population lives under the constant threat of arrest and enslavement.

After the murder of her beloved uncle and the capture of her brother by the Germans, Edda is determined to do anything she can to help the resistance fight back against their oppressors. But what can a teenage girl do and how much risk is she willing to take?

Award-winning author Tom Palmer shines a light on the incredible work of the WWll Dutch resistance, in a story inspired by the childhood of Hollywood legend Audrey Hepburn.

"Another triumph from Tom Palmer. Full of history, heroism, and heart" -- Dan Smith, author

"Extensively researched and superbly written ... It's another essential Tom Palmer masterpiece" -- Jon Biddle, teacher

"Tom Palmer is the master of accessible historical fiction ... A heart-wrenching story of strength, courage and sacrifice" -- Kate Heap, Scope for the Imagination

"This book is truly breath-taking and, in my opinion, Palmer's best book to date... Sure to become a modern classic" -- Mendip Children's Book Group

"This is a magnificent historical fiction... Palmer is a genius at using crisp, clear language to create vivid scenes and evoke tension" -- Open University

  • Winner of Berkshire Book Award 2023
  • Winner of Young Quills Award 2023
  • Short-listed for Cheshire Schools Book Award 2023
  • Short-listed for Archway Learning Trust Book of the Year 2023
  • Short-listed for Wolverhampton Childrens Book Award 2023

ISBN: 9781800901063

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Weight: unknown

208 pages