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2005 Award
The Greatest Skating Race
( Louise Borden/illus. by Niki Daly, McElderry Books $18.95 Score: ) It's 1941 and the Germans have occupied the Netherlands. Piet, a Dutch schoolboy, is given the responsibility of taking two young neighbors across the Belgian border to their aunt. Their father has been taken away by Nazi soldiers and their mother fears for the children's safety. There is just one way to get them away and that is by skating on the frozen canals where German soldiers strand guard. A story of courage and friendship. 9 & up.

Age: Later School Years. Review Published:

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