A Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Honor Winner - A Boston Globe-Horn Book Nonfiction Honor Winner - A Booklist Editors' Choice - A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year and Best Teen Book of the Year - A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year - A New York Public Library Notable - A Washington Post Best Children's Book of 2015 "These teenagers risked all-and lost much . . . This energetic work of nonfiction . . . will cheer the hearts of readers whatever their age." --The Wall Street Journal "An outstanding addition to the WWII canon . . . Hoose brilliantly weaves Pedersen's own words into the larger narrative of Denmark's stormy social and political wartime climate." --The Horn Book, starred review "Often reading like a thriller, this title puts a human face on the often-overlooked Danish Resistance . . . Captivating." --School Library Journal, starred review "Their story is one of bravery in the face of constant danger and of increasingly meaningful acts of sabotage . . . An important and unforgettable book that adds a significant chapter to the history of WWII." --Booklist, starred review "[An] inspiring account." --Publishers Weekly, starred review "Hoose tells this largely unknown story with passion and clarity . . . A superbly told, remarkable true story." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review "What an edge-of-your-seat narrative it is-and even more compelling for teen readers, who are the same age as the real-life protagonists." --The Bulletin, starred review "A rousing real-life adventure tale." --Christian Science Monitor. Phillip Hoose is the author of Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice, a National Book Award winner, a Newbery Honor Book, a Robert F. Sibert Honor Book, a YALSA Finalist for Excellence in Young Adult Fiction, and an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. His other books include Moonbird: A Year on the Wind with the Great Survivor B95, also a Robert F. Sibert Honor Book; The Boys Who Challenged Hitler, a Sibert Honor and Boston Globe-Horn Book Nonfiction Honor Winner; and We Were There, Too!, a National Book Award finalist. Mr. Hoose lives in Portland, Maine.. At the outset of World War II, Denmark did not resist German occupation. Deeply ashamed of his nation's leaders, fifteen-year-old Knud Pedersen resolved with his brother and a handful of schoolmates to take action against the Nazis if the adults would not. Naming their secret club after the fiery British leader, the young patriots in the Churchill Club committed countless acts of sabotage, infuriating the Germans, who eventually had the boys tracked down and arrested. But their efforts were not in vain: the boys' exploits and eventual imprisonment helped spark a full-blown Danish resistance. Interweaving his own narrative with the recollections of Knud himself, here is Phil Hoose's inspiring story of these young war heroes.
Very Interesting I visited the Monastery at Aalborg recently and learnt about the exploits of the Churchill Club. When I returned home I tried to find the English version of the book as I was interested to learn more. I was not disappointed. It was interesting to read of teens taking the lead and showing a maturity in wanting to rebel against the apparent apathy of their leaders.
Brilliant! Anyone with an interest in the occupation of Denmark, The Danish Resistance and/or the Danish branch of the Special Operations Executive, this is essential reading for you!
The boy who challenged Hitler I really like that book because we study about this in my school. Also the author write very good book like A history of Medicine in 50 discoveries
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