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A Time to Choose
By (author): martha attema
9781551430454 Paperback, Trade English Young Adult : Grade (CAN) from 8 - 12, Grade (US) from 8 - 12, Reading age from 12 YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Historical / Holocaust Netherlands Jan 01, 1999
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Out of stock indefinitely 5 x 7.5 x 0.5 in | 210 gr 176 pages Orca Book Publishers
ABA Pick of the List 1995, Commended ALA Best Books for Young Adults 1997, Long-listed Arthur Ellis Award nominee 1995, Short-listed Blue Heron Book Award 1995, Winner CCBC Our Choice 1995, Commended Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction nominee 1996, Short-listed Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Award nominee 1998, Short-listed
Based on a true story, this award-winning book tells the tale of a sixteen-year-old boy whose father becomes a Nazi collaborator.

The year is 1944. Sixteen-year-old Johannes van der Meer's homeland has been occupied by the Nazis for four long years. While enduring food shortages and nightly air raids, the people of the Netherlands wait patiently for the liberation they know will come. But for Johannes the struggle to endure is full of bitterness. The fact that his father is a Nazi collaborator has made outcasts of the van der Meer family. When the girl he loves joins the Dutch Resistance, Johannes sees a chance to redeem the family name. If only he can persuade the members of the resistance that he can be trusted, no mission is too dangerous. Despite his love for his father, Johannes will do anything to prove his loyalty to his friends and his country. Based on historical fact, A Time to Choose is a novel about sacrifice and courage, love and betrayal, and about the difficult choices forced by difficult times.

martha attema was born on a dairy farm in Friesland, one of the northern provinces in the Netherlands. In 1981, martha immigrated with husband, Albert and three children to Canada. In 1995, she published her first novel, A Time to Choose. This war novel set in Friesland and deals with the Resistance and won the Blue Heron Book Award. Since this initial success martha has written numerous books for young people. For more information, visit

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