Hitler's Canary by Sandi Toksvig

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I found the ending unsatisfying because it didn't explain what happened after the War.
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"My brother stood up so quickly he almost knocked Mama over. 'Why aren't you doing something? Do you know what the British are calling us? Hitler's canary! I've heard it on the radio, on the BBC. They say he has us in a cage and we just sit and sing any tune he wants.'"

Bamse's family are theater people. They don't get involved in politics. "it had nothing to do with us," Bamse tells us. Yet now he must decide: should he take his father's advice and not stir up trouble? Or should he follow his brother into the Resistance and take part in the most demanding role of his life?

 

About Sandi Toksvig

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Born in Copenhagen, Sandi Toksvig now lives in Britain. Her theater credits include seasons with the New Shakespeare Company at Regent's Park. She hosts "The News Quiz" TV show in London.
 
Published March 6, 2007 by Roaring Brook Press. 204 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Travel, War, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Reviewed by ladybird on Apr 07 2012

I found the ending unsatisfying because it didn't explain what happened after the War.

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