Behind The Secret Window

Behind The Secret Window

A Memoir Of A Hidden Childhood During World War Two

Book - 2003
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The author recalls her experiences when she and her mother were hidden from the Nazis by a Gentile couple in Lwow, Poland, during World War II. The Nazis come to Poland when Nelly is six. By the time she turns eight, the events of World War II have taken almost everyone she loves. Scared, lonely, and running from the Nazis, Nelly hides in the bedroom of a Gentile couple in Poland. For over a year, she lives in fear of discovery, writing in her diary and painting pictures of a fantasy world filled with open skies and happy families. Illustrated with Nelly's original watercolors, this powerful memoir tells the true story of how a little girl's imagination helped her survive a nightmare.
Publisher: New York : Putnam Puffin, 2003, c1993.
ISBN: 9780142302415
Characteristics: xiii, 161 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.


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Aug 30, 2016

I loved that she included the pictures she painted as a child during her time in hiding.

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violet_cheetah_174 Jul 05, 2013

violet_cheetah_174 thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over


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