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Behind Enemy Lines: World War II (I Am Canada)

3.98 of 5 stars 3.98  ·  rating details  ·  49 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Hardcover, 216 pages
Published February 1st 2012 by Scholastic Canada
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Nicola Mansfield
Reason for Reading: I'm reading every book in this series, I love WWII historical fiction and I've enjoyed other books by the author.

Another fantastic book in this series. is keeping this series in top-form by (so far) only using well-known literary award-winning writers of children's literature. By the list of authors included one can tell the quality of writing is going to be top-notch. Carol Matas writes various genres but she is most well known for her Holocaust historical fict
Matas has added another piece of historical fiction for young readers to her extensive title list. Matas writes well and attends to detail. The "I am Canada" series is "Dear Canada" for boys. This one shows a side of World War II from a Canadian prisoner of war perspective. Although it doesn't top the list for me, it's an interesting adventure read. Fair-Good. Not a must-have book but not for the dust bin either.
Apr 07, 2014 Elle rated it 5 of 5 stars
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Last night I caught my 10 year old reluctant reader, reading this book after bedtime by the dim light coming from his window. I've rarely been happier. A million thank you's to the author and creators of this series of books.
This book was absolutely great, describing the horror of war and the holocaust.
But I would have liked to have a greater introduction, like which squadron did Sam come from.
That would have been wonderful, but overall this was a amazing book.
But is this book really for children? I found it relatively scary...
This book was absoultely horrific and pulled no punches when it came to describing WW2 and (espeically)the Holocaust. Matas captured the horror and evilness perfectly. The scenes from insdie the camp will give me nightmares. I haven't been this disturbed by a (apparently) children's book in possibly ever.
Good at the beginning but it got less exciting near the middle and end of the book.
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  • A Call to Battle: War of 1812 (I Am Canada)
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  • Sink and Destroy: The Battle of the Atlantic, Bill O'Connell, North Atlantic, 1940
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