Synopses & Reviews
Twenty school children hide ten Jewish children from the Nazis occupying France during World War II.
Looking for a story about courage to read to your child? One that instills character by virtue of its essence, and not by sermonizing? I always am, and this old favorite (read to me when I was nine) is luckily still in print.
During the Nazi occupation of France, twenty ordinary French kids in a boarding school agree to hide ten Jewish children Then German soldiers arrive. Will the children be able to withstand the interrogation and harassment?
Twenty and Ten is based on a true story -- one of many similar incidents that took place all over Europe during World War II. It is a book that has much to say to children of any age. -- A reader
A powerful look at an unforgettable era in history
If we take these children, we can never betray them, no matter what the Nazis do.
During the German occupation of France, twenty French children were brought to a refuge in the mountains. One day a young man came to their school with a request: Could they take in, and hide, ten Jewish refugee children?
Sister Gabriel spoke up. The Nazis are looking for those children. If we take them we must never let on they are here. Do you understand?
Of course the children understood but how would they hide them if the Nazis came?"