The Whispering Town

by Jennifer Riesmeyer Elvgren

Other authorsFabio Santomauro (Illustrator.)
Book, 2014



Call number

E 736 ELV



Minneapolis, MN : Kar-Ben Publishing, 2014


The dramatic story of neighbors in a small Danish fishing village who, during the Holocaust, shelter a Jewish family waiting to be ferried to safety in Sweden. It is 1943 in Nazi-occupied Denmark. Anett and her parents are hiding a Jewish woman and her son, Carl, in their cellar until a fishing boat can take them across the sound to neutral Sweden. The soldiers patrolling their street are growing suspicious, so Carl and his mama must make their way to the harbor despite a cloudy sky with no moon to guide them. Worried about their safety, Anett devises a clever and unusual plan for their safe passage to the harbor.

User reviews

LibraryThing member melodyreads
Excellent story, author gives more information at end, reads well, feels very contemporary - as if the people could be met on ther street today.
LibraryThing member Sullywriter
In 1943, a Danish family hides Jews from the Nazis in their cellar.
LibraryThing member livingtech
I cried reading this to my 4-year old. I don't really think she understood it. Very touching.

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1467711950 / 9781467711951
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