by Joan Betty Stuchnerillustrated by Cynthia Nugent
It is 1943 in the beautiful city of Copenhagen. Nazi soldiers roam the streets. Young David Nathan, the son of a baker, is asked to make a very special delivery. This errand will change David’s life forever. Based on historical events, this is a story of friendship, honour and bravery.
Themes: WW2, Jewish culture, Denmark
- Winner of the Chocolate Lily Award (BC Readers' Choice) 2009
- Finalist for the Red Cedar Award (BC Young Readers' Choice) 2010
- Finalist for the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award 2009
- Recipient of the Sydney Taylor Honor Book 2009 for older readers
“Highly recommended for school, synagogue, and public libraries.” AJL Newsletter
“A poignant story, permeated with pride in one's heritage and yearning for freedom, it's dedicated to the memory of His Majesty King Christian X of Denmark a courageous man who tried to save the Jewish citizens of his kingdom during the Second World War.” Jewish Independent
Joan Betty Stuchner is a storyteller, library assistant and teacher. She loves ballet, theatre, art galleries and museums—and hot, strong sweet tea. She lives in Vancouver with her family.
Cynthia Nugent is an award-winning children's book author and illustrator. All of her books have been on the Canadian Children’s Book Centre’s Our Choice lists. She is currently enrolled in the MA program in Children's Literature at UBC. She lives in Vancouver with her little dog, Emma.