Winged Watchman

Winged Watchman

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This acclaimed story of World War II is rich in suspense, characterization, plot and spiritual truth. Every element of occupied Holland is united in a story of courage and hope: a hidden Jewish child, an "underdiver," a downed RAF pilot, an imaginative, daring underground hero, and the small things of family life which surprisingly carry on in the midst of oppression. The Verhagen family, who live in the old windmill called the Winged Watchman, are a memorable set of individuals whose lives powerfully demonstrate the resilience of those who suffer but do not lose faith.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 204 pages
  • 139.7 x 215.9 x 15.24mm | 158.76g
  • Bathgate, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • Illustrations, 1 map
  • 1883937078
  • 9781883937072
  • 80,416

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"I first saw your books at a homeschool curriculum fair. I purchased "The Winged Watchman for my ten year old daughter. She loves it. The whole family has had an opportunity to listen to the book on tape, but Natalie listens over and over. We have had some very interesting discussions concerning the 'language' of the book."
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Rating details

1,795 ratings
4.17 out of 5 stars
5 45% (799)
4 34% (613)
3 17% (307)
2 3% (57)
1 1% (19)

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When I read this aloud to my family I wasn't allowed to stop after just one or two chapters - and they had difficulty waiting for the next installment. When my husband wasn't there for some of it, he, (normally a non-reader), snuck off with the book to read that part for himself! As we had many Dutch friends we found one who had been an "underdiver" hiding from the Nazis in the "polders" and another who had been forced to work in a German factory. That really hit home the (true) historical setting of this (fictional) more
by Esther Allen
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