Peter's War: A Boy's True Story of Survival in World War II
Author: Karen Ruelle
Illustrator: Deborah Durland DeSaix
In 1942, as 12-year-old Peter Feigl and his family tried to disappear in the southern zone of France, his parents were arrested. Suddenly, Peter was alone—a spirited child coming of age in hiding during the worst war in modern history. This book follows his incredible journey for survival and his efforts as a secret resistance fighter. Beautifully illustrated in a scrapbook style, featuring original artwork alongside historical photographs from Peter's early life, this one-of-a-kind nonfiction picture book offers a very personal look into the lives of young people trying to evade—and resist—the Nazis. Excerpts and images from Peter's diary entries from those years add irreplaceable, firsthand details to the account of his survival.
Children’s nonfiction picture book