By Kathy Kacer (128 Pages)Ages 8-11, 12+ Publisher: Second Story, 2001
Clara's War - historical fiction set during the Second World War, by the award-winning author of The Secret of Gabi's Dresser.
Clara's family have been living a very happy life when the Nazis invade. Like other Jewish people, they are soon sent to Terezing,, a walled town in Czechoslovakia.
Despite the hardships, Clara finds wonderful new friends. An announcement that auditions are being held for a children's opera, "Brundibar," has the musical Clara eager for a part. However, when she learns that her special friend, Jacob, is involved in a dangerous escape plan, Clara has some new challenges to face.