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Summer of My German Soldier (Puffin Modern Classics) - by Bette Greene (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 230

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Sub-Genre: Historical

Series Title: Puffin Modern Classics

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Puffin Books

Age Range: 9-12 years

Book theme: United States, 20th Century

Author: Bette Greene

Language: English

Street Date: May 1, 2006
TCIN: 13101048
UPC: 9780142406519
Item Number (DPCI): 248-57-4834


An emotional, thought-provoking book from multi-award-winning author Bette Greene.

The summer that Patty Bergen turns twelve is a summer that will haunt her forever. When her small hometown in Arkansas becomes the site of a camp housing German prisoners during World War II, Patty learns what it means to open her heart. Even though she's Jewish, she begins to see a prison escapee, Anton, not as a Nazi, but as a lonely, frightened young man with feelings not unlike her own.

In Anton, Patty finds someone who softens the pain of her own father's rejection and who appreciates her in a way her mother never will. While patriotic feelings run high, Patty risks losing family, friends -- even her freedom -- for this dangerous friendship. It is a risk she has to take and one she will have to pay a price to keep.

"An exceptionally fine novel." --The New York Times

"Courageous and compelling!" --Publishers Weekly

A National Book Award Finalist
An ALA Notable Book
A New York Times Outstanding Book of the Year

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