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Summer of my German soldier

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Summer of my German soldier

Greene, Bette, 1934-

New York : Dial Press, 1973.

230 p. 22 cm.

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World War II has come to Patty Bergen's hometown of Jenkinsville, Arkansas, in the form of a German prisoner of war camp. Patty, a twelve-year-old Jewish girl, is curious about these Nazi soldiers, who must be monsters for the killing they have done. She is also lonely and awkward, and looking for a friend. Anton, a German soldier, is not the monster that Patty imagined, but a frightened young man with feelings not unlike her own. He sees Patty in a way no one else does, as "a person of value." When she decides to help him escape from the camp, the consequences will change Patty's life forever. This thought-provoking, emotional narrative tackles difficult issues with insight and courage. Patty's story is as important today as ever, and has made Summer of My German Soldier a modern classic. It is a National Book Award Finalist, an ALA Notable Book, and a New York Times Outstanding Book of the Year.

Lexile: 800L

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ISBN:

0553272470

ISBN:

9780553272475

ISBN:

014130636X

ISBN:

0440218926

Author:

Greene, Bette, 1934-

Title:

Summer of my German soldier

Publisher:

New York : Dial Press, 1973.

Physical:

230 p. 22 cm.

Target Audience:

800 Lexile

Subject:

Prejudices--Fiction

Subject:

Prisoners of war--Fiction

Subject:

Jews--United States--Fiction

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