Village of Scoundrels - A Novel Based on a True Story of Courage During WWII

Author(s): Margi Preus

Children's Fiction

Newbery Honor recipient Margi Preus tells the incredible true story of a group of French teenagers who helped save refugees in WWII

Based on the true story of the French villagers in WWII who saved thousands of Jews, this novel tells how a group of young teenagers stood up for what is right. Among them is a young Jewish boy who learns to forge documents to save his mother and later goes on to save hundreds of lives with his forgery skills. There is also a girl who overcomes her fear to carry messages for the Resistance. And a boy who smuggles people into Switzerland. But there is always the threat that they will be caught: A policeman is sent to keep an eye on them, German soldiers reside in a local hotel, and eventually the Gestapo arrives, armed with guns and a list of names. As the knot tightens, the young people must race against time to bring their friends to safety.

Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9781419708978
  • : Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
  • : Abrams
  • : 0.4672
  • : February 2020
  • : 1.35 Inches X 5.9 Inches X 8.6 Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Margi Preus
  • : Hardback
  • : English
  • : [Fic]
  • : 320