Nancy Keane's Booktalks -- Quick and Simple
Riordan, James.
Boston : Kingfisher, 2005.
IL 3-6, RL 3.5
ISBN 0753457946
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Frank is a young boy living in London during World War II.  As the bombs fall night after night on the city, Frank's mother makes the hard decision to send him out of London into the country.  Many parents were doing the same thing to keep their kids safe.  Families in the countryside opened their doors to the young children to help keep them away from the terrors of war.  When Frank and his sister arrive at the home of Mrs. Pittaway, they find that she has also taken in a girl from Germany as part of the Kindertransport program.  Frank isn't sure what to make of Hannah.  When you finish reading Frank's story, turn the book over and read Hannah's story.  You can see both sides of the story.
SUBJECTS:     World War, 1939-1945 -- Fiction.
                        World War, 1939-1945 -- Refugees -- Fiction.
                        Upside-down books.
                        Historical fiction.
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