The Girl in the Blue Coat

by Monica Hesse (author) (UK edition)

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Hanneke trades in illegal goods. But nothing is more illegal (or deadly) than a Jewish girl in a Nazi world… 1940s Amsterdam is a far cry from today’s pleasant city of cute cafes, canals and chocolate shops. Well – the canals are still there. But so are a LOT of Nazi soldiers. (And silently furious Dutch.) Hanneke is one of the latter. She spends her nights mourning her boyfriend – killed trying to resist the German invaders. She spends her days selling black-market goods: her small act of rebellion against the Nazis. It’s dangerous work. But now Hanneke’s had an even more deadly request. A customer wants her to find a missing girl. A fugitive girl. A Jewish girl. Can Hanneke find the runaway before the Nazis do?

  • Remarkable wartime tale from a bright new voice in YA fiction
  • Meticulously researched, intricately plotted and beautifully written
  • Set in a dark wartime world of secrets, lies and mysteries
  • “A gripping historical mystery” – Publishers Weekly

This book contains mature themes more suitable for older readers.

Product Details

Format

Paperback

ISBN

9781447295013

Publisher

Macmillan Children's Books

Date published

April 7th, 2016

Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 4.9; Middle years plus; 11.0 points

Other details
  • 336 pages
Condition

New

UK edition

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