All He Knew by Helen Frost

All He Knew

Helen Frost

fiction childrens historical poetry emotional reflective slow-paced

272 pages


A novel in verse about a young deaf boy during World War II, the sister who loves him, and the conscientious objector who helps him. Inspired by true events. Henry has been deaf from an early age--he is intelligent and aware of langauge, but by ag...
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