Nicky & Vera: A Quiet Hero of the Holocaust and the Children He Rescued

Peter Sís (Author & Illustrator)
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Product Type: Hardcover Books
Age Groups: Ages 7 to 9, Ages 10 to 12

Caldecott Honoree and Sibert Medalist Peter Sís honors Nicholas Winton who saved hundreds of children from the Nazis.

In 1938, twenty-nine-year-old Nicholas Winton saved the lives of almost 700 children trapped in Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia—a story he never told and that remained unknown until an unforgettable TV appearance in the 1980s reunited him with some of the children he saved.

Czech-American artist, MacArthur Fellow, and Andersen Award winner Peter Sís dramatizes Winton's story in this distinctive and deeply personal picture book. He intertwines Nicky's efforts with the story of one of the children he saved—a young girl named Vera, whose family enlisted Nicky's aid when the Germans occupied their country. As the war passes and Vera grows up, she must find balance in her dual identities—one her birthright, the other her choice.

Nicky & Vera is a masterful tribute to a humble man's courageous efforts to protect Europe's most vulnerable, and a timely portrayal of the hopes and fears of those forced to leave their homes and create new lives.

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SKU 130402
ISBN 9781324015741
Language English
Lexile ® Measure N/A
Guided Reading Level V
Page Count 64
Product Type Hardcover Books
Book Type Picture Books
Primary Contributor Peter Sís
Age Groups Ages 7 to 9, Ages 10 to 12
Publisher Norton Young Readers