Brave Deeds

Brave Deeds

How One Family Saved Many From the Nazis

Book - 2008
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When Holland was under Nazi rule, the Dutch lived extremely harsh lives. Thousands were in hiding, especially Jews who had managed to escape transport to the death camps. Frans Braal and his wife Mies took in anyone in need of help -- Jews, children whose parents could no longer look after them, resistance fighters, and people who were starving -- providing them with a temporary home. Twice their place was searched by the Nazis, and on both occasions they managed to hide everyone in time. Told through the eyes of a child, this is the story of the Braals, two people who willingly put themselves in great danger in order to save the lives of those less fortunate. Throughout, sidebars provide further information about Dutch resistance workers and traitors, Dutch Jews, bombing missions, false identity cards, the war, and more. The book also gives a flavor of wartime Dutch culture -- treats, children's games, favorite books, and a visit from Sinterklaas are all relished by the young protagonist. A glossary is also included.
Publisher: Toronto : Groundwood Books, [2008]
Copyright Date: ©2008
ISBN: 9780888997913
Branch Call Number: 940.5318350922 ALM
Characteristics: 95 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

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captainimpaler
Apr 23, 2009

I think this book is very informyish

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ARE
Apr 04, 2009

this is a great book

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TN
Mar 31, 2009

This book is very good and is very touching. I love being able to read and feel what these people went through.

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mustangstar
Mar 31, 2009

This book was awsome! But the sad part was that Oom Frans and his family got reconginzed a couple years later :(

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maangel
Mar 30, 2009

I LIKED THIS BOOK A LOT ESPECIALY THE NAZIZ.ITS VERY INTERESTING TO READ

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SweetyPie
Mar 30, 2009

this book was amazing. it taught me alot of great stuff.

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player 1
Mar 30, 2009

It is very good non-fiction book because the author does a very good job of starting the plot and ending the book with a nice and smooth finishing. It does get exciting and variuos points but gets alittle easy at som epoints aswell. I think the author did a great job evening the book up.

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CuGracie
Mar 27, 2009

I was going to vote for Eye of the Crow but after i read this book, i hesitated. that's how good this book is!!!

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sahkyo
Mar 27, 2009

i love this book b/c it's not really scary like some other books like it..... i give it 9 out of ten!

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yoda3000
Mar 27, 2009

it was a little confusing

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