Hardcover – Picture Book
Hidden Hope: How a Toy and a Hero Saved Lives During the Holocaust
Written by Emmy Award–winning journalist Elisa Boxer and movingly illustrated by the acclaimed Amy June Bates,Hidden Hope is the remarkable true... Read more
Written by Emmy Award–winning journalist Elisa Boxer and movingly illustrated by the acclaimed Amy June Bates,Hidden Hope is the remarkable true story of how a toy duck smuggled forged identity papers for Jewish refugees during World War II.
During World War II, a social worker named Jacqueline bicycled through the streets of Paris, passing Nazi soldiers and carrying a toy duck to share with the children she visited. What the Nazis didn’t know, however, was that Jacqueline wasn’t a social worker at all, but a Jewish member of the French Resistance.
Families across Europe went into hiding as the Nazis rounded up anyone Jewish. The Star of David, a symbol of faith and pride, became a tool of hate when the Nazis forced people to wear the star on their clothing and carry papers identifying them as Jewish, so that it was clear who to arrest. But many brave souls dared to help them.
Jacqueline was one of them. She risked her life in secret workshops, where forgers created false identity papers. But how to get these life-saving papers to families in hiding? The toy duck held the answer.
Hidden Hope, a true story, celebrates everyday heroism, resilience, the triumph of the human spirit, and finding hope in unexpected places.
- Reading Age: 4 - 8 years
- Print Length: 48 pages
- Book Format: Hardcover – Picture Book
- Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
- Language: English
- ISBN-13: 978-1419750007
- Item Weight: 1.1 lb
- Dimensions: 9 x 0.65 x 11 inches
Book Art & Illustrations
Frequently Asked Questions
We are confident that you will find our book collections to be a great addition to your family's library. Our wholesome books are filled with encouraging, uplifting, and inspiring messages with characters worthy of emulation.
Big Sky Life Books has done the legwork for you and hand-picked book collections with picture books and family read alouds that can be enjoyed by all family members without worrying about inappropriate content.
In many of our wholesome book collections, children will encounter characters who rely on God for protection, grace, and provision - while experiencing adventure and learning timeless life lessons. We strive to select wholesome books that demonstrate kindness, respect for parents and others and a good work ethic.
Shipping & Returns
Free domestic shipping on all book collections. Orders are shipped within 1-3 days of purchase. As soon as your order is packed and shipped, you will receive an email with tracking information.
Please contact us within 24 hours of receiving your product(s) if you are unhappy. If your item was damaged in transit please send photo evidence of the packaging and damage so that we can remedy the situation accordingly. To be eligible for a return, your item must be in the same condition that you received it, unused, and in its original packaging. You’ll also need the receipt or proof of purchase. To start a return, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Customers are responsible for return shipping costs. Please include your order number and contact information. Refund amount may only be sent to the original payment method.