World War Two

Take the Children, written and illustrated by Dorothy King, Morrow, 1945, 1st pr

Take the Children.

In a pretty realistic story, six children lose their name tags on their trip home on an ocean liner, and they need the reader's help in getting home. This book is said to reflect the urgency of repatriating children after the confusion of World War Two. I had the 1945 version as a child, the 1951 version would not have had the little Russian figure. Probably influenced me... see the interesting comment below. Note: This book has been sold.



Journey to Topaz by Yoshiko Uchida / Carrick, ill. Scribner's, 1971, 1st printin

Journey to Topaz.

The experiences of an 11-year old Japanese girl in the Topaz, Utah internment camp; based on the author's memories.
Note: This book is SOLD.



The Long Escape.

Justine Raymond shepherds fifty children from her sanitorium to safety and freedom. A true story of internal refugees in 1940 right after the Nazi invasion of Belgium, showing the heroism, hardships, hope, and cowardice of civilians caught in a war.



Rockets in the Dunes.

Andrew and Celia arrive home from Italy to find the War Office threatening to close Brenstowe Bay and its miles of dunes to the public. With the Allens, they plan a campaign to stir up a public outcry. Follows Vagabonds' Castle.



I never saw another butterfly.. Children's Drawings and Poems from Terezin Concentration Camp, 1942 - 1944.

With poems and bright children's pictures chosen from the Jewish Historical Museum in Prague.



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