Children and Fire takes place in 1934 Germany when Hitler is starting his rise to power. Thekla Jansen teaches fourth grade boys in Burgdorf (also the setting for the author's other books). Confused herself about what is happening in her world, she tries to keep her class focused on learning rather than get caught up with all that is going on in the outside world. All of the action happens in one day with alternating chapters that focus on Thekla's family history. A fast read that gets you involved with the youngsters as well as the adults.
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