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When the Soldiers Were Gone


  • "The author creates and sustains a mood that coincides with the readjustment phase that takes place after a trauma. Historical facts are successfully integrated into the narrative, and Henk’s first-person telling makes the effects of the war tangible to readers." – School Library Journal


  • Abels, Chana Byers. The Children We Remember. Greenwillow, 1986.
  • Adler, David A. One Yellow Daffodil: A Hanukkah Story. Harcourt, 1995.
  • Borden, Louise. The Journey That Saved Curious George: The True Wartime Escape of Margaret and H. A. Rey. Houghton Mifflin, 2005.
  • Cohn, Janice. The Christmas Menorahs: How a Town Fought Hate. Whitman, 1995.
  • Hoestlandt, Jo. Star of Fear, Star of Hope. Walker, 1995.
  • Levine, Karen. Hana’s Suitcase. Albert Whitman, 2003.
  • Lowry, Lois. Number the Stars. Houghton, 1989.
  • Maguire, Gregory. The Good Liar. Clarion, 1999.
  • McCann, Michelle R. Luba: The Angel of Bergen-Belsen. Tricycle, 2003.
  • Mazer, Norma Fox. Good Night, Maman. Harcourt, 1999.
  • Millman, Isaac. Hidden Child. Farrar, 2005.
  • Poole, Josephine. Anne Frank. Knopf, 2005.
  • Reiss, Johanna. The Upstairs Room. HarperCollins, 1987.
  • Schnur, Steven. The Tie Man’s Miracle: A Chanukah Tale. Morrow, 1995.
  • Streatfeild, Noel. When the Sirens Wailed. Random, 1976.
  • Yolen, Jane. The Devil’s Arithmetic. Viking, 1988.