The Spy in the Apple Tree

The Spy in the Apple Tree

Christina Wahldén

Original Title
Spionen i äppelträdet
Published
Rabén & Sjögren 2018
Genre
Fiction 9-12
Pages
178
Tags
, ,

The Spy in the Apple Tree

Christina Wahldén

Wim’s Jewish playmate Esther and her family disappear during World War II. The Dutch boy Wim has long believed that his friend died. But Esther and her entire family survive the war in a very special way. It takes seventy years before Wim finds out what actually happened. We also get to know the teenager Henny. She is mostly angry, rather than scared, during the war. Every day, Henny climbs an apple tree and observes. But what is she watching for?

The Spy in the Apple Tree takes place in a war-struck Europe seventy years ago and in present-day Israel. It is a book about memories, about survivor’s guilt and how war affects people several generations later. But it is also a book about friendship, courage, and love.

The Spy in the Apple Tree is based on several true stories. A stand-alone sequel to the acclaimed The Tulip Boy.

 

More books by the same author:

000