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North South September 2022 (Originally published 1971)

A story of friendship and faith.

Varenka lives contently in her cottage in the woods, until passersby warn her that war has broken out. Pack up a bundle and come along with us. But Varenka can’t leave.

Who will care for the children who wander and get lost in the forest? Who will shelter the animals and feed the birds when winter comes?

Soon, Varenka shelters a young artist, an old farmer and his goat, and a lost child. And each night she prays for a wall to be built around her house to protect her from the soldiers who draw nearer with each passing day. Things seem dire until Varenka notices a gentle sound all around the house. Snow. Could it be enough to save them?

This Bernadette Watts classic returns to print with its timeless message of courage, compassion, and faith.---from the publisher

32 pages                                      9780735845077                                 Ages 5-9

Keywords:  war, helping others, military, snow, courage, compassion, 5 year old, 6 year old, 7 year old, 8 year old, 9 year old

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