The Night Crossing (Paperback)

By Karen Ackerman

Yearling Books, 9780679870401, 64pp.

Publication Date: April 25, 1995

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Description

For fans of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas comes a heartstopping tale of resilience for one young girl during World War II.

It's hard to leave your home and friends, but the Nazis have invaded Clara's native Austria, and her 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, even while soldiers are everywhere. Can Clara's heroism carry her family across the border, with their lives and few precious possessions intact?


About the Author

Karen Ackerman has written over 25 books for young readers. Her books have won many awards including ABA Pick of the List, ALA Notable Books, Children's Book Council/NCSS Notable Books in the Field of Social Studies, New York Library Best List, Horn Book's Best, and School Library Journal Best Books. Her picture-book Song and Dance Man, illustrated by Stephen Gammell, won the 1989 Caldecott Medal.


Praise For The Night Crossing

"An excellent fictional introduction to the Holocaust."--School Library Journal  

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