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World War 2 as
experienced by a perceptive and wise child. We follow eight-year-old Hania\Ania
to the small cellar
(where she reads Gone with the Wind in Polish and doesn’t
think much of it). At the last minute, she is spirited away to a convent.
fall of Warsaw, she flees with a nun to tenuous safety on a farm. Frequently
to make life or death decisions for herself, the child keeps a cool head
and a sense of self-worth which is nothing short of heroic. As gripping
as a thriller and beautifully written.