Summer of My German Soldier (Mass Market)

By Bette Greene

Puffin Books, 9780141306360, 240pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 1999

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (4/19/2012)
Paperback (4/20/2006)
Prebound (5/1/2006)
Hardcover (3/10/2003)
Prebound (9/1/1999)
Paperback, Large Print, Large Print (3/1/2005)
Prebound (5/1/2006)

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An emotional, thought-provoking book from multi-award-winning author Bette Greene.

When her small hometown in Arkansas becomes the site of a camp housing German prisoners during World War II, 12-year-old Patty Bergen learns what it means to open her heart. Although she's Jewish, she begins to see a prison escapee, Anton, not as a Nazi--but as a lonely, frightened young man with feelings not unlike her own, who understands and appreciates her in a way her parents never will. And Patty is willing to risk losing family, friends--even her freedom--for what has quickly become the most important part of her life. Thoughtful, moving, and hard-hitting, Summer of My German Soldier has become a modern classic.

"An exceptionally fine novel." —The New York Times

"Courageous and compelling!"  —Publishers Weekly

A National Book Award Finalist
An ALA Notable Book
A New York Times Outstanding Book of the Year 

About the Author

Like Beth Lambert, Bette Greene grew up in a small town in Arkansas. Her first novel, Summer of My German Soldier, won unanimous critical acclaim and became an immediate best-seller. Bette Greene lives in Brookline, Massachusetts.