Anna and the Swallow Man

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ISBN: 9780553513349
Availability: Hard to Find - May no longer be available
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - January 26th, 2016

In 1939, a very young girl encounters a mysterious man on the streets of Krak√≥w. Without family to turn to, she teams up with this "Swallow Man" to try to survive horrors orchestrated by the invading Russian and German armies. Anna's fearlessness, ignorance, and willful belief in magic will consume readers--even as her trust in the world she has imagined leads her into danger.

There is no doubt in my mind that Anna and the Swallow Man is one of the most sophisticated and fully-realized works of historical young adult fiction since The Book Thief. Allow yourself the opportunity to read it all in one sitting; you will be reminded why you pick up books at all.

~Reviewed by Aubrey Restifo

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