Courage & Defiance by Deborah Hopkinson audiobook

Courage & Defiance: Stories of Spies, Saboteurs, and Survivors in World War II Denmark

By Deborah Hopkinson
Read by David de Vries  and Deborah Hopkinson

Scholastic Inc 9780545592215
6.10 Hours 1
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When the Nazis invaded Denmark the morning of Tuesday, April 9, 1940, the people of this tiny country to the north of Germany awoke to a devastating surprise. The government of Denmark surrendered quietly, and the Danes were ordered to go about their daily lives as if nothing had changed. But everything had changed. Award-winning author Deborah Hopkinson traces the stories of the heroic young men and women who would not stand by as their country was occupied. Rather, they fought back. Some were spies, passing tactical information to the British; some were saboteurs, who aimed to hamper and impede Nazi operations in Denmark; and 95 percent of the Jewish population of Denmark were survivors, rescued by their fellow countrymen, who had the courage and conscience that drove them to act. With her extraordinary talent for digging deep in her research and weaving real voices into her narratives, Hopkinson reveals the thrilling truth behind one of WWII's most daring resistance movements.

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Summary

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Winner of the Sydney Taylor Award

Finalist for the Cybils Award

Noted for the Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction

When the Nazis invaded Denmark the morning of Tuesday, April 9, 1940, the people of this tiny country to the north of Germany awoke to a devastating surprise. The government of Denmark surrendered quietly, and the Danes were ordered to go about their daily lives as if nothing had changed. But everything had changed.

Award-winning author Deborah Hopkinson traces the stories of the heroic young men and women who would not stand by as their country was occupied. Rather, they fought back. Some were spies, passing tactical information to the British; some were saboteurs, who aimed to hamper and impede Nazi operations in Denmark; and 95 percent of the Jewish population of Denmark were survivors, rescued by their fellow countrymen, who had the courage and conscience that drove them to act.

With her extraordinary talent for digging deep in her research and weaving real voices into her narratives, Hopkinson reveals the thrilling truth behind one of WWII's most daring resistance movements.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

"[A] well-researched and documented text, which is mesmeric at times…[and] reads like a real-life spy thriller…Hopkinson has pulled together several narratives to create a multifaceted, complex, and thought-provoking look at an extremely difficult period.” Children’s Literature
"[A] spirited, inspiring, and extremely well-researched book.” Booklist
“A fascinating look at a little-known corner of WWII.” Publishers Weekly
“This WWII story begins with a dramatic burst of music followed by the prologue, narrated by author Deborah Hopkinson. She immediately establishes a tense tone that reflects the period of the 1940s as the Nazis expand their regime. Narrator David de Vries chronicles the Danish resistance with great passion, while honoring those who risked their lives to stand up for their nation and neighbors during the Nazi occupation.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Deborah Hopkinson

Author Bio: Deborah Hopkinson

Deborah Hopkinson has written many award-winning author books for children, including Beatrix Potter and the Unfortunate Tale of a Borrowed Guinea Pig. Her picture books include Sky Boys: How They Built the Empire State Building, named an ALA-ALSC Notable Children’s Book and a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book. Her historical fiction includes The Great Trouble, A Mystery of London, the Blue Death, and A Boy Called Eel, which has been featured on more than a dozen state award lists and was a finalist for the Oregon Book Award.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 6.10
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English