At their new home in the Villa Air-Bel, Aube and her family are used to things being hidden. Among the secrets kept at the château are a radio, a cow, and—most secret of all—Aube herself. Even with the threat of Nazi capture looming over their heads, life at the villa has been colorful for the refugees awaiting their escape to safety. Joined by writers, musicians, artists, and great thinkers like Marc Chagall and Max Ernst, Aube spends each day singing, playing games, and creating art. Together, this lively congregation are able to fight back fear and hatred with bravery and laughter—not just for young Aube, but for themselves as well.
About the Author
Gwen Strauss received her BA from Hampshire College and her MS from Wheelock College. On a trip to the US Consulate in Marseille, Strauss saw a photo of her great-great-uncle Danny Benedite—a member of the American Rescue Committee—and was inspired to tell children around the world the story of his heroism.
About the Illustrator
Herb Leonhard has worked as a freelance illustrator and graphic designer for more than 20 years, specializing in children’s books. He earned a BA in illustration from the Pacific Northwest College of Art.
THE HIDING GAME
By Gwen Strauss
Illustrated by Herb Leonhard
JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / Holocaust
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Historical
Ages 7-10 Grades 2-5
40 pp. 8 x 10
6 photos xx Color illus. Notes Biblio.