Star of Fear, Star of Hope by Jo Hoestlandt

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Nine-year-old Helen is confused by the disappearance of her Jewish friend during the German occupation of Paris.
 

About Jo Hoestlandt

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Jo Hoestlandt is a prolific author of books for children in her native France. Aurelie Abolivier illustrates books for children in France. Polizzotti is the editorial director of David R. Godine, Publisher, in Boston
 
Published January 1, 1996 by Walker Childrens. 32 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference. Fiction

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The simple storyline brings together a complex combination of elements--ghost stories and fights between friends who suddenly find themselves in the context of war--all of which are penetrated by an equally complex narratorial voice, capable of differentiating among subtle shades of emotion.

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Her last words to Lydia are ""You're not my friend anymore!"" She never sees Lydia again but, in all the intervening years, sustains hope (``with all my heart'') that Lydia has survived.

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