2022 Indie Shortlisted and 2022 ABIA Longlisted- Rabbit, Soldier, Angel, Thief by Katrina Nannestad (Hardback) – Our Review
Inspired by the incredible true story of a young boy, who remarkably at only six years of age served in the Second World War, this really is a brilliant book for middle grade children.
Frightened and alone, young Sasha runs for his life as his family are captured by soldiers.
Not alone for long, Sasha is taken in by the Russian army unit. It is here he is enveloped and finds a home while entertaining the soldiers with his own inspiring songs and poems.
Together they fight.
This book is ultimately about love, and the hope that flourishes despite the direst of circumstances. Handled sensitively and age appropriately, this is a wonderfully tender story about a loveable young boy that is both educational and breathtaking, highlighting history in an accessible read.
Perfect for ages 10 up, or slightly younger mature readers to enjoy with an adult.
Review by Lydia @ Great Escape Books