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Orphans of Normandy : A True Story of World War II Told Through Drawings by Children (Reprint)
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Allons, enfants, vite, vite! When the Allies invaded Normandy on June 6, 1944, one hundred orphaned girls were forced to flee their orphanage in Caen, France, the only home many of them had ever known. They began a trek on foot to a safer location, to Beaufort-en-Vallée, a town one hundred and fifty miles away. As the war raged on all sides of them, the girls, led by their teachers, bravely marched south, keeping one step ahead of the fighting and waving little white flags for protection. Told through their own drawings and words, this moving and timely book details their experiences on their journey to safety.
Number of Pages: 48
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Sub-Genre: History / Military + Wars, Family / Orphans + Foster Homes, History / Europe
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Age Range: 9-12 years
Author: Nancy Amis
Street Date: July 2, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-21-4084
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