Escape to the Hiding Place by Marianne Hering and Marshall Younger

Book description:

Patrick and Beth arrive in World War II Holland in the farm country. They must smuggle a baby (by bicycle) into the capable hands of Corrie ten Boom at her home in Haarlem. Along the way they hide from Nazi soliders, meet a Russian surgeon forced into service by the Germans, and encourage two Jewish children who haven’t been outside in over three years. The children learn to appreciate the bravery and sacrifice of everyday people who helped the Jews.

My review:

I have read several of the Imagination Station books and have yet to read one that I didn’t enjoy.  Although they are written for a younger demographic, I always enjoy the adventures of Patrick and Beth.  These are awesome for beginning chapter readers to read independently, or for read-alouds to younger children.

These books continue to impress me with the way the author makes learning about history interesting, and in an age-appropirate way.  They introduce young readers to important historical times and events and help them begin to understand what life was like for people in the past.  In this one, Patrick and Beth learn about the courage of Corrie ten Boom and the danger that faced Jews during WWII. 

If you are looking for a great book to introduce young readers to life during WWII, this is a great one!

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