The boys who challenged Hitler Knud Pedersen and the Churchill Club
"The true story of a group of boy resistance fighters in Denmark after the Nazi invasion"-- Provided by publisher.
"At the outset of World War II, Denmark did not resist German occupation. Deeply ashamed of his nation's leaders, fifteen-year-old Knud Pedersen resolved with his brother and a handful of schoolmates to take action against the Nazis if the adults would not. Naming their secret club after the fiery British leader, the young patriots in the Churchill Club committed countless acts of sabotage, infuriating the Germans, who eventually had the boys tracked down and arrested. But their efforts were not in vain: the boys' exploits and eventual imprisonment helped spark a full-blown Danish resistance. Interweaving his own narrative with the recollections of Knud himself, here is Phil Hoose's inspiring story of these young war heroes"-- Provided by publisher.
- ISBN: 9780374300227 (hardback)
- ISBN: 0374300224 (hardback)
- ISBN: 9780374302726 (ebook)
- Physical Description: viii, 198 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 2015.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||
Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-178) and index.
|Formatted Contents Note:||
OBPROP! -- The RAF Club -- The Churchill Club -- Learning to Breathe -- Flames of Resistance -- To Arms -- Whipped Cream and Steel -- An Evening Alone -- The Nibe Offensive -- Grenades -- No Turning Back -- King Hans Gades Jail -- Walls and Windows -- At Large Again? -- Nyborg State Prison -- First Hours of Freedom -- Better on the Inside -- Our Night with Winston Churchill -- The Times that Followed.
Boston Globe/Horn Book Nonfiction Honor, 2015