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Defiance Resistance Book 2

Resistance

By Carla Jablonski, illustrated by Leland Purvis

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1596432926

9781596432925

Trade Paperback

128 Pages

$16.99

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When Nazis invade, what can kids do to fight them?

World War II has taken its toll on the French countryside. German soldiers patrol the towns, searching for any challenge to their rule. The Tessier siblings, Paul, Marie, and Sophie, keep their noses clean and their faces blank as the French military police tighten their grip on their small country town. But all three are secretly doing their part for the Resistance: the men and women working hard to undermine the Germans and win back France’s freedom . . . even if it ends up costing them their lives.

Written by Carla Jablonski and illustrated by Leland Purvis, Defiance is the second volume in a trilogy about children fighting on a secret front of World War II.

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Praise for Defiance

"This second installment in the "Resistance" graphic novel series is in many ways even more tense and suspenseful than the first book, as readers see how wartime stress can test even the strongest of resolves. It's also notable that Jablonski, to her credit, doesn't stereotype all the Germans as bigoted monsters but shows a few soldiers displaying naiveté, loneliness, and even genuine courtesy. It's an intriguing look at an often overlooked piece of World War II history, told in an effective cinematic style."—Michael Jung, Ph.D.,  Children's Literature

"The characters are well developed and complex. The artistic style is reminiscent of animation storyboard, and the completed work translates well as a graphic novel. Younger readers will probably enjoy the art more than the story, which is somewhat slow-paced and anticlimactic."—Ryan Donovan, New York Public Library 

"A crisp, edge-of-your seat historical tale"—Kirkus Reviews

"Purvis's bright, clear drawings illustrate a fairly basic story. The history lesson is made dynamic and interesting for young readers throughout."—Publishers Weekly

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DEFIANCE by Carla Jablonski, Leland PurvisKirkus Book Reviews
Read the Kirkus Review of DEFIANCE . A sharp follow-up to <em>Resistance<em> (2010) takes place one year after French teenager Paul Tessier joined the Resistance and helped his Jewish friend Henri escape the Nazis.

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Carla Jablonski has written dozens of bestselling books for children. She is also the author of the teen books Thicker Than Water and Silent Echoes. In her spare time, she is an actress, playwright, and trapeze artist.

Leland Purvis has written and illustrated graphic novels for Dark Horse, GT Labs, and Simon & Schuster. He is also part of the innovative online comics collective Act-i-vate.

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  • By Carla Jablonski, illustrated by Leland Purvis

  • Carla Jablonski has written dozens of bestselling books for children. She is also the author of the teen books Thicker Than Water and Silent Echoes. In her spare time, she is an actress, playwright, and trapeze artist.

    Leland Purvis has written and illustrated graphic novels for Dark Horse, GT Labs, and Simon & Schuster. He is also part of the innovative online comics collective Act-i-vate.
  • Carla Jablonski
  • Leland Purvis (c) Leland Purvis
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