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by Jaap ter Haar

It was hunger that drove 12-year-old Boris and his friend, Nadia, to forage for potatoes in the forbidden No-man’s-land that lay between the Russian and German lines outside the besieged city of Leningrad. But the long walk in the bitter cold, through miles of ice and snow, was too difficult for Nadia. As she lay on the ice, collapsed from exhaustion, Boris was at his wits’ end. When German patrol rescued the children and delivered them safely to the Russian lines, Boris learned that the hated enemy were not monsters — just ordinary men like any others — and that in war, everyone is the victim.

Set in Leningrad during the dreadful 500 days in 1942-43 when it lay under siege by the German army, Boris is the story of a courageous boy who faces the bitter life-and-death realities of war and human survival, and, with a growing sense of compassion for all mankind, looks hopefully toward the future when all men can lay down their arms and embrace one another as brothers.

Time: 1942-1943
Age: 10-99
ISBN 978-0-921100-72-8
Retail Price: US$11.95


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"A beautifully realized parable of war, death, kindness, and endurance . . . enormously effective."
— School Library Journal


About the Author

Jaap ter Haar (1922-1998)

Jaap ter Haar was a Dutch historian who served in the World War II underground. Both his histories and his children’s books have been translated into many languages and have received literary awards. Boris was chosen as Book of the Year in Holland and also won the Youth Award of the City of Rotterdam.


20th Century   ~   World War II   ~   Russia


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Thank you for your prompt service. My 13yr old and 10yr old sons enjoyed the first 3 books immensely (Scout). I just read "Secret of the Swamp" for the 3rd time to my 10yr old. He can't get enough of Scout. Thanks again, L.C.