Realistic stories that are set in the past. There are three types of historical
fiction: 1. The author weaves a fictional story around actual events and people of the
past. 2. The story has little or no reference to recorded historical events or real
persons, but how the characters live and make their living and the conflicts they must resolve are true to the time period. 3. The story tells of the past through another genre, such as fantasy.
Ten-year-old Annemarie Johansen and her best friend Ellen Rosen often think of life before the war. It's now 1943 and their life in Copenhagen is filled with school, food shortages, and the Nazi soldiers marching through town. When the Jews of Denmark are "relocated," Ellen moves in with the Johansens and pretends to be one of the family. Soon Annemarie is asked to go on a dangerous mission to save Ellen's life.
Tree-ear, an orphan, lives under a bridge in Ch’ulp’o, a potters’ village famed for delicate celadon ware. When Min takes Tree-ear on as his helper, Tree-ear is elated–until he finds obstacles in his path. But Tree-ear is determined to prove himself. . . even if it means arriving at the royal court with nothing to show but a single celadon shard.
Hannah thinks tonight's Passover Seder will be the same as always. Little does she know that this year she will be mysteriously transported into the past where only she knows the horrors that await.