Ranked #18 in Poland, Ranked #34 in Holocaustsee more rankings.

Felix, a Jewish boy in Poland in 1942, is hiding from the Nazis in a Catholic orphanage. The only problem is that he doesn't know anything about the war, and thinks he's only in the orphanage while his parents travel and try to salvage their bookselling business. And when he thinks his parents are in danger, Felix sets off to warn them--straight into the heart of Nazi-occupied Poland.
To Felix, everything is a story: Why did he get a whole carrot in his soup? It must be sign that his parents are coming to get him. Why are the Nazis burning books? They must be foreign...

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Simon Smith @mr_o_connor Great book. It was in my top twenty. (Source)

Beverley Naidoo The first in a series of children’s novels about a boy called Felix, a Jewish orphan, who is caught in the middle of the Holocaust (Source)

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