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A Family Secret

Eric Heuvel; Translated by Lorraine T. Miller

Square Fish

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ISBN10: 0374422656
ISBN13: 9780374422653

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64 Pages


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While searching his grandmother's attic for likely items to sell at a yard sale, Jeroen finds a photo album that brings back hard memories for his grandmother, Helena. Helena tells Jeroen for the first time about her experiences during the German occupation of the Netherlands during the Second World War, and mourns the loss of her Jewish best friend, Esther. Helena believes that her own father, a policeman and Nazi sympathizer, delivered Esther to the Nazis and that she died in a concentration camp. But after hearing her story, Jeroen makes a discovery and Helena realizes that her father kept an important secret from her.


Praise for A Family Secret

"Secrets are revealed right up to the present, and in all their complexity, they stay with readers forever. . . . this is a must for the Holocaust curriculum."—Booklist (starred review)

About the author

Eric Heuvel; Translated by Lorraine T. Miller

ERIC HEUVEL is one of the top graphic artists in the Netherlands. He concentrates on writing and illustrating educational graphic novels—three of which, including A Family Secret and The Search, have won the Dutch Comics Association's category award. He lives in Zaandam.

Eric Heuvel