The Boys Who Challenged Hitler: Knud Pedersen and The Churchill Club

By HOOSE, Phillip

 Not Rated. Be the first to rate this product!

ISBN
9780374300227 9780374302726
Publisher
Farrar


REVIEWS

School Library Journal

Starred Review on May 1, 2015  |  Middle to High School

Gr 9 Up—In April 1940, occupying German forces made Denmark a "protectorate" of the Third Reich. The Danish government accepted the occupation, but a small group of teen boys, angry at their nation's cowardice, formed the secret Churchill Club to resist the Germans and conducted a six-month spree of sabotage and destruction. Incorporating lengthy first-person reminiscences of one of the group's leaders, Knud Pedersen, Hoose describes how the club recruited members, exploited their youth and innocent looks to deceive their parents a...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on May 1, 2015

This account of a little-known resistance movement in which Danish adolescents stood up to their Nazi occupiers is an outstanding addition to the WWII canon. In 1940, Germany invaded Denmark under the guise of friendship. While nearby Norway fought back against the Nazis, the Danish government let Hitler set up shop. Enter teenaged Knud Pedersen, who -- along with his brother Jens -- decided that “if the adults would not act, we would.” Knud and Jens joined up with some mates to form the Churchill Club (so named for the ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2015

When Hitler invaded Denmark, teenaged Knud Pedersen (with his brother and some mates) engaged in civil disobedience, inspiring a la...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Become a Pro


This feature is only available to Pro subscribers. Please log in, or upgrade your subscription.

Add To My List

cover
by

This feature is only available to Pro subscribers. Please log in, or upgrade your subscription.

Export


This feature is only available to Pro subscribers. Please log in, or upgrade your subscription.

Save List Search Query


This feature is only available to Pro subscribers. Please log in, or upgrade your subscription.

Follow Lists


This feature is only available to Pro subscribers. Please log in, or upgrade your subscription.