IRENE GUT WAS just 17 in 1939, when the Germans and Russians devoured her native Poland. Just a girl, really. But a girl who saw evil and chose to defy it.
No matter how many Holocaust stories one has read, this one is a must, for its impact is so powerful. School Library Journal, Starred
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About the Author
Irene Gut Opdyke was presented with the Israel Medal of Honor and a special commendation from the Vatican. She died in 2003. Jennifer Armstrong is the author of many highly acclaimed books for young readers. She lives in Saratoga Springs, NY.