My Brother's Secret
Dan Smith
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UK Price: £6.99
Format: Paperback
Age: 10+
Size: 198x129mm
Extent: xxxpp
ISBN: 978-1-909489-03-5
Publication date: May 2014
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Germany, 1941. 12-year-old Karl Friedmann is looking forward to joining the Hitler Youth, like all boys his age.

But when his father is killed, his rebellious older brother Stefan shows him things that leave his faith in the Führer shaken. Who is the real enemy? What is the meaning of the flower sewn inside his brother’s jacket? Karl soon finds out, as he becomes involved in a dangerous rebellion.


You can listen to the first chapter of MY BROTHER'S SECRET here (with kind permission from W.F. Howes). 

‘Rich in detail, this is a thought-provoking story.’
‘A perceptive book to make you think, which gives an excellent insight into life in Germany during the war and the way people felt and reacted'
‘My Brother’s Secret is a well-written page-turner and a must for both boys and girls aged 10 and over. Adult readers will learn something too. Highly recommended.’
‘My Brother’s Secret by Dan Smith is a thought-provoking adventure that considers the German perspective. The Edelweiss Pirates were an anti-Nazi group whose views it is important for young people today to be aware of.’

We were the only ones left alive. ‘It’s up to us now,’ Ralf said. ‘We’ll have to do it on our own.’ We were lying

“Imagine if everything you learned at school turned out to be lies. Would you then dare to stand up for what you believe is right? Even if it meant you might never see your family again? I’m not sure I’d be brave enough for that, but in Nazi Germany, some people were. I wrote this story to remind us of their courage.”

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