The Righteous Smuggler

  • Pages:162
  • Publisher:Second Story Press
  • Themes:World War One, Second World War, Empathy: Courage, Injustice, Fighting Injustice
  • Pub Date:09/20/2005
  • Age Groups:Fiction Ages 9-12
During World War II, Hendrik, the son of a fisherman, notices his Jewish friends being ostracized. When he realizes the danger that Hitler’s policies ultimately mean for his friends and their families, he hatches a plan to smuggle them out of the country by boat.
Sping has created a memorable, must-be-read testimonial for Jews and Gentiles alike.
– Books in Canada
Suspenseful, fast-paced and detailed with historical information.
– Canadian Children's Book News
An important story, not just for its historical merit. It is an example to inspire young people.
– CM Magazine
Sping has carefully crafted this historical action, with a satisfying ending, including photos that bring the story to life.
– Jewish Book World
Photographs at the end of this book add to its power and the courage of its protagonists.
– Resource Links
The story teaches young readers the value of sticking to one’s conviction – even in the face of unthinkable evil.
– Calgary's Child