And even though David wants to be brave, the soldiers and their new rul Previously published as Honey Cake. And even though David wants to be brave, the soldiers and their new rules have made everyone nervous. Then one day, David is asked to keep a very special secret. It could get him into trouble.
But if David shows courage, this secret could save many lives. Perfect for home, school, and library bookshelves! Paperback , pages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about A Time to Be Brave , please sign up. Lists with This Book.
This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Dec 03, Debbie rated it liked it Shelves: I am collecting books that are appropriate to lead to second graders about what happened in world War two. This is a good one. Not too graphic and good explanation of how many non Jews tried to help and a bit scary, not graphic. I read two chapters of this to my Hebrew school class after what happened in Pittsburgh and will continue to use this as resource. Jul 23, Alex not a dude Baugh rated it liked it Shelves: Ever since the Nazis invaded Denmark, David Nathan, 10, and his best friend Elsa Jensen have been hungry, despite the fact that his dad is the best baker in all of Copenhagen.
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But the Nazis have been helping themselves to whatever they want since , and that includes anything that they fancy in Nathan's Patisserie Now, it is September, and David is looking forward to Rosh Hashanah and his mother's special honey cake all month long. The Jewish New Year is always a family celebration share Ever since the Nazis invaded Denmark, David Nathan, 10, and his best friend Elsa Jensen have been hungry, despite the fact that his dad is the best baker in all of Copenhagen.
The Jewish New Year is always a family celebration shared with Elsa's family.
If only he thought his sister might be there, but university studies keep her at school more and more. Or so David's mother tells him whenever he asks about Rachel. But on their way home from school one afternoon, Elsa tells David her secret - Rachel and Elsa's cousin Arne are in the Resistance, doing whatever they can to sabotage the Nazis. But no sooner does David leave the shop, when he is stopped by two Nazi soldiers who insist on seeing what he has in his bakery box. All David can make out is the word train.
A few days later, David's father tells him that a train has been sabotaged by the Resistance, and David proudly realizes he had actually played a role in that. And at last Rosh Hashanah arrives.
The longed for honey cake has been made, but when David and his father are sitting in the synagogue, the Rabbi announces that the Nazis are planning to round up Denmark's Jews that very night and advises everyone to go home and prepare for their escape. Well, we know the end of this story because we know that Denmark's citizens did not allow the Nazis to capture most of that nation's Jewish citizens, and so we know that David and his parents escape to Sweden with the help of their friends the Jensens.
But, of course, young readers may not know this. It is the perfect book for a young reader who is not quite ready for Number the Stars. The writing is simple.
There is nice back matter, too, including a map of Denmark and Sweden, a World War II timeline, explanations of who Victor Borge is yes, he in mentioned in the novel , the Resistance, King Christian X an important figure to the Danish people during the war , and a recipe for honey cake that I may have to try making. If A Time to be Brave sounds vaguely familiar, it is because it was originally published in under the title Honey Cake. I suspect it has been reissued under the new title because it now has "updated content that emphasizes Common Core and renewed interest in nonfiction" even though the story is fiction.
It is, however, based on a true story. Oct 16, Mary rated it liked it. The story takes place during WWII. Denmark is occupied by the Nazis for three years. The story is about two families one Christian and the other Jewish.
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This book made me think more about the importance of family. Sophie Crane marked it as to-read Oct 24, The author includes quite a lot of accurate historical information in her books, presented in such a way as to be entertaining as well as educational. It could get him into trouble. Denmark is our country, not theirs!
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