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Upjohn, Rebecca

The Secret of the Village Fool - Toronto canada Second Story Press 2012

Munio and his younger brother Milek live in a sleepy village in Poland. One of their neighbors is a poor man named Anton, who is so gentle that he won't eat meat and he won't harm so much as a fly. While the rest of the town makes fun of Anton, the boys' mother is kind to him, often sending her reluctant sons with soup and clothing for the "fool" no one respects. When war comes to their country, the Nazi soldiers march into town and begin to round up Jewish boys like Munio and Milek. Anton worries about them and their parents, and comes up with a plan to hide them.


World War, 1939-1945-Poland
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)-Poland