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The Orphan Rescue

by (author) Anne Dublin

Second Story Press
Initial publish date
Sep 2010
Europe, General
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    Sep 2010
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 7 to 10
  • Grade: 2 to 5
  • Reading age: 7 to 10


It is 1937 Poland, and Miriam is devastated when her grandparents tell her that they can no longer survive as a family, and that the only solution is for David to go to an orphanage. Leaving her young brother behind with strangers breaks her heart, and Miriam decides to rescue him. When Miriam learns that David is being forced to work in a factory by the unscrupulous orphanage director, she realizes that rescuing him may prove difficult. Help comes in the unlikely form of Benji, the orphanage’s resident bully, whose mean exterior hides a lonely boy inside. With his help Miriam is able to expose what is happening at the factory and reunite her family.

About the author

Anne Dublin is a former teacher-librarian and award-winning author living in Toronto. She has written two biographies for Second Story Press – June Callwood: A Life of Action and Bobbie Rosenfeld: The Olympian Who Could Do Everything – as well as Dynamic Women Dancers, part of the Women’s Hall of Fame series and the children’s historical fiction novel The Orphan Rescue.

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Librarian Reviews

The Orphan Rescue

It’s 1937, and Poland is suffering from the effects of the Great Depression. Miriam and David live with their grandparents after the death of their parents. Unable to remain in school, Miriam works in a butcher shop while David faces a worse fate — he is sent to the Jewish orphanage. When the unscrupulous orphanage director sends David out to perform dangerous work in a factory, Miriam must do everything she can to save her brother.

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Best Books for Kids & Teens. 2011.

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