CHANNEL ISLANDS, England (PRWEB) March 11, 2013
In this historical novel, set during World War II, a young boy named Alex is rescued from the island of Jersey by his Polish friend, Heniek. Alex and his soldier friend return across the Channel and infiltrate Nazi-held Poland, trying to locate their families. Andrews’ book offers authenticity: the author herself traveled to Poland for research.
An excerpt from “Tears in the Rain”:
“He was surprised that he heard Heniek speaking Polish to some of the other soldiers.
Alex heard the engine start, but the lorry spluttered a little, and he heard Heniek swear as he managed to crunch the gears.
Alex was listening as best he could: the Polish German soldiers were planning to mutiny. They were all very angry with being forced to fight for the Germans. Finally, Alex felt a little safer.
Half an hour seemed like two hours when you are so cramped up you can’t move.”
One of Andrews’ goals in writing “Tears in the Rain” is to help introduce younger readers to the study of World War II, Nazis and the Holocaust. “This is subject which all children start to study in school,” she writes.
About the Author
Dina Andrews has worked in special education for 13 years, and noticed that there was not much available on this subject for 9-12 year olds. Andrews lives on the island of Jersey in the Channel Islands, which is part of the British Isles. She has two sons.
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