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Summer of My German Soldier (Puffin Modern Classics)
Contributor(s): Greene, Bette (Author)

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ISBN: 0142406511     ISBN-13: 9780142406519
Publisher: Puffin Books
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Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: May 2006

Annotation: When German prisoners of war are brought to her Arkansas town during World War II, 12-year-old Patty, a Jewish girl, befriends one of POWs and must deal with the consequences of that friendship. A 1973 National Book Award Finalist and an ALA Notable Book.

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Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Historical - United States - 20th Century
- Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes - Friendship
- Juvenile Fiction | Religious - Jewish
Dewey: FIC
Age Level: 10-UP
Grade Level: 5-UP
Lexile Measure: 800(Not Available)
Series: Puffin Modern Classics
Physical Information: 0.7" H x 4.9" W x 6.9" L (0.40 lbs) 240 pages
- Chronological Period - 20th Century
- Topical - Friendship
Features: Ikids, Price on Product
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 391
Reading Level: 5.2   Interest Level: Middle Grades   Point Value: 9.0
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Publisher Description:
An emotional, thought-provoking book from multi-award-winning author Bette Greene.

The summer that Patty Bergen turns twelve is a summer that will haunt her forever. When her small hometown in Arkansas becomes the site of a camp housing German prisoners during World War II, Patty learns what it means to open her heart. Even though 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.

In Anton, Patty finds someone who softens the pain of her own father's rejection and who appreciates her in a way her mother never will. While patriotic feelings run high, Patty risks losing family, friends -- even her freedom -- for this dangerous friendship. It is a risk she has to take and one she will have to pay a price to keep.

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

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