Illus. in black-and-white. It's hard to leave your home and friends, but the Nazis have invaded Clara's native Austria, and her Jewish family is no longer safe. Clara and her family take only what they can carry and travel by night to the Swiss border, where they hope to escape to freedom. Soldiers are everywhere, and it is Clara's heroism that carries the family across the border, their lives and few precious possessions intact.
About the Author
Karen Ackerman has written over 25 books for young readers, including T"he Night Crossing, A Brighter Garden illustrated by Tasha Tudor," and "Bingleman's Midway" illustrated by Barry Moser.
In addition to winning the Caldecott Award for his spirited illustrations in "Song and Dance Man," Stephen Gammell is the illustrator of two Caldecott Honor Books, "The Relatives Came" by Cynthia Rylant and "Where the Buffaloes Begin" by Olaf Baker.
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Historian Rick Beyer is a best-selling author, award-winning filmmaker, and popular speaker. He wrote and directed the acclaimed documentary film The Ghost Army, which premiered on PBS in 2013.
"An excellent fictional introduction to the Holocaust."--School Library Journal