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Peet, Mal

In the Hunger Winter of 1944, two English spies parachute into Nazi-occupied Holland. Half a century later, a fifteen-year-old girl named Tamar inherits a box containing a sequence of clues and coded messages from her grandfather. From the past, another Tamar emerges

Paperback, Book. English. Fiction 13+. Young adult fiction. General.
Published London: Walker, 2012
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Statement of responsibility: Mal Peet
ISBN: 140633913X, 9781406339130
Intended audience: Adolescent.
Note: Originally published: 2005.
Physical Description: 431 p. ; 20 cm.
Subject: World War, 1939-1945 Underground movements Netherlands Fiction.

Accelerated Reading

Book Level: 5.1
Interest Level: UY
Points: 17
Quiz Number: 207885

Author note

Mal Peet's first novel, Keeper, won the Branford Boase Award and the Bronze Nestle Children's Book Award; Tamar won the Carnegie Medal; and Exposure was the 2009 winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize. His most recent book for young adults is Life: An Exploded Diagrama. A writer and illustrator, Mal has produced many books for children, most of them in collaboration with his wife, Elspeth Graham. He lives in Devon with his family.