Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Book Review: The Yellow Star, The Legend of King Christian X of Denmark by Carmen Agra Deedy, Illustrated by Henri Sorensen



When Nazi Germany during World War II invaded Denmark. King Christian X defied the order to fly the Nazi flag. This was resistance against a frightening and powerful Germany. King Christian X was the rallying point for his country. He was a wise and brave king.

I'd never heard this story before. I'd heard little about the country of Denmark during World War II.
It made me wonder if more of the European nations had stood up to Hitler and Nazi Germany, what difference it could have made? 
This is a book where more teaching would be needed to the child, explaining about World War II, Holocaust.
It is a large hardcover book.
Every page has watercolor drawings of Danish people on the street, business people, shop owners, children, and animals. There are also war images---this would definitely spark discussion.
At the end of the book is further explanation about Denmark and its stand they took for the Jew's. 

Link @ publisher:
http://peachtree-online.com/index.php/book/yellow-star.html
Published 2000 by Peachtree Publishers
32 pages
For ages 8-12

Link for book at Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/The-Yellow-Star-Christian-Denmark/dp/1561452084/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1343409256&sr=8-1&keywords=the+yellow+star+the+legend+of+king+christian+x+of+denmark
Hardcover $12.37

1 comment:

Anna said...

Have you read Hitler's Canary? It also portrays the Danish people during the war. It's a middle grade novel, but I enjoyed it.