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Jesper

by Carol Matas

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The riveting sequel to the award-winning Lisa. This sequel to the award-winning Lisa focuses on seventeen-year-old Jesper's involvement in the Danish resistance during the final months of World War II.The Nazi occupation of Denmark has forced his Jewish friends to flee the country, and Jesper has had to grow up quickly. He has seen others betrayed and killed.As a freedom fighter he has learned to fire a rifle, commit an act of sabotage and kill an enemy soldier. If he is caught, he will be tortured and killed. Jesper may be afraid of dying - but he will never give up.

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Carol Matas

CAROL MATAS is an internationally acclaimed author of more than 40 books for children and young adults. The long list of awards for her books includes the Sydney Taylor Award, the Geoffrey Bilson Award, the Silver Birch Award, and Canadian Jewish Book Award. She has twice been nominated for the Governor General’s Award for Children’s Literature. She lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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Carol Matas is the award-winning author of more than thirty books for children and young adults. She is best known for her acclaimed historical fiction, and her awards include the Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young Readers. She has been nominated for the Governor General's Award twice. Matas currently lives in Winnipeg.

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Praise for Jesper:

"Carol Matas effectively captures the complex and contradictory emotions set off by war." —Quill and Quire.

"Powerful characters and compelling narration... an intense, provocative novel." —Publishers Weekly.

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