When the Allies invaded Normandy on June 6, 1944, one hundred orphaned girls were forced to flee their orphanage in Caen, France, the only home many of them had ever known. They began a trek on foot to a safer location, to Beaufort-en-Vallée, a town one hundred and fifty miles away. As the war raged on all sides of them, the girls, led by their teachers, bravely marched south, keeping one step ahead of the fighting and waving little white flags for protection. Told through their own drawings and words, this moving and timely book details their experiences on their journey to safety.
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In this debut, Amis assembles the drawings and recollections of girls forced to abandon their orphanage in Normandy and travel about 150 miles on foot during the Allied invasion in 1944.| Read Full Review of The Orphans of Normandy : A T...