Felix is hidden in a Catholic orphanage in Poland by his Jewish parents to escape the Nazis. When soldiers come to the orphanage and burn all the books in the library, Felix who is convinced his parents are still alive, runs away to find them. On his journey he witnesses many horrific events and rescues a young girl called Zelda from a fire. Together they flee but are caught up with other Jews being taken to the death camps. Who can save them? Told through the innocent eyes of a young boy this is a very moving story of a terrible time. The story continues in ‘Then’ and ‘Now’.
Recommended age: 11+