100% PP 100%25%20PP
List & Earn Rs.250* extra. Available in Bangalore, Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad. Sell on Local Finds.
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more.
See this image

Sky: A True Story of Resistance During World War II Hardcover – Import, 1 Apr 1996

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
New from
Hardcover, Import

Minimum 50% off: Prime offers

Prime offers on books

click to open popover

Product description

From Booklist

Gr. 6^-10. In Holland in 1943, teenage Hanneke joined the underground resistance movement against the Nazis. She acted as secret courier, helped hide Jewish children, and organized meetings; in the last months of the war, she was imprisoned and interrogated by the Germans. Now age 70 and living in Montana, she remembers those dangerous times, telling her story in brief vignettes, interspersed with photographs, news clippings, personal letters, and historical notes of the war years. There's no dashing romance or melodrama. When she finally returned home from prison, her family "smiled a lot and cried a little, but did not say too much." Readers feel the terrible waste, the barbarity that was part of daily life. Her style is direct, understated, even stoical, rooted in the concrete particulars of civilian life in an occupied country. Occasionally she makes a misguided attempt to be "literary," and the book begins and ends with vague cliches about trembling mouths and tears in large eyes. However, the power of this account is in the stark facts of what she witnessed and the courage she found to resist. Hazel Rochman


The author was seventeen and in prison for crimes against Nazi Germany: her only outlet being letters written on pieces of toilet paper and smuggled to the outside world. The author writes of her experiences as a teenage spy in Nazi-occupied Holland, providing drama and insights to all who read her story. -- Midwest Book Review

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone

To get the free app, enter mobile phone number.

Product details

  • Hardcover: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing (1 April 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 068980508X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0689805080
  • Product Dimensions: 16.5 x 1.9 x 24.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: Be the first to review this item
  • Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
    If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

Customer reviews

There are no customer reviews yet.
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon.com

Amazon.com: 4.6 out of 5 stars 7 reviews
Roy A. Blokker
4.0 out of 5 starsEasy To Read Story of Occupied Holland
14 August 2013 - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase
5.0 out of 5 starsA wonderful story about a young girl in Amsterdam met this ...
23 February 2015 - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase
One person found this helpful.
John P. Rooney
5.0 out of 5 starsWell Written.
12 September 2006 - Published on Amazon.com
One person found this helpful.
5.0 out of 5 starsA fabously-written tale of a truly heroic girl of WWII
24 April 1998 - Published on Amazon.com
3 people found this helpful.
5.0 out of 5 starsAn extraordinary memoir of wartime courage and resilience
4 November 1997 - Published on Amazon.com
3 people found this helpful.

Where's My Stuff?

Delivery and Returns

Need Help?