Defiance (Paperback)

Resistance Book 2

By Carla Jablonski, Leland Purvis (Illustrator)

First Second, 9781596432925, 128pp.

Publication Date: July 19, 2011

List Price: 18.99*
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Description

When Nazis invade, what can kids do to fight them?

World War II has taken its toll on the French countryside. German soldiers patrol the towns, searching for any challenge to their rule. The Tessier siblings, Paul, Marie, and Sophie, keep their noses clean and their faces blank as the French military police tighten their grip on their small country town. But all three are secretly doing their part for the Resistance: the men and women working hard to undermine the Germans and win back France's freedom . . . even if it ends up costing them their lives.

Written by Carla Jablonski and illustrated by Leland Purvis, Defiance is the second volume in a trilogy about children fighting on a secret front of World War II.

“Purvis's bright, clear drawings illustrate a fairly basic story. The history lesson is made dynamic and interesting for young readers throughout.” - Publishers Weekly



About the Author

Carla Jablonski is a novelist, performer, and playwright. Her books Thicker than Water and Silent Echoes were selected for the New York Public Libraries “Books for the Teen Age” list.

Leland Purvis is a self-taught comics artist and writer. His major works include the anthology VOX, a creator-owned series called PUBO, and a graphic-novel biography of physicist Niels Bohr, Suspended In Language, written by Jim Ottaviani. Recent works include graphic novels in the Turning Points series from Simon & Schuster. He lives in Portland.


Praise For Defiance: Resistance Book 2

“A crisp, edge-of-your seat historical tale.” - Kirkus Reviews