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Outrunning the Nazis: The Brave Escape of Resistance Fighter Sven Somme
Outrunning the Nazis: The Brave Escape of Resistance Fighter Sven Somme
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Outrunning the Nazis: The Brave Escape of Resistance Fighter Sven Somme

This is the true story of one man’s bravery, ingenuity, and daring determination as he trekked thousands of feet up in the mountains. Readers will learn about the struggles Sven Somme endured as he eluded 900 German soldiers set out to capture him.

GenreGraphic Nonfiction
Reading LevelGrades 3-4
Interest LevelGrades 3-9
Lexile LevelGN 640L
ATOS Level4.2
AR Points0.5
AR Quiz #186730
Text TypeInformational Text
PublisherCapstone Press
BrandGraphic Library
Page Dimensions7" x 9"
Page Count32
BindingReinforced Library Binding
List Price: $33.32 School/Library Price

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School Library Journal - Mary Mueller, Rolla Public Schools, MO

"…the authors incorporate adequate background information into the action-filled narratives. Drawings are well executed and attractive, with a muted color palette and varying layouts. . . .Sure to draw middle schoolers in; a first pick." - School Library Journal

April 1, 2017

SLJ, "Comical Information | Nonfiction Notions" - Jennifer Wharton

"...great additional purchases for nonfiction graphic collections and are ideal choices for reluctant and struggling readers. . . .“Great Escapes of World War II” is an excellent example of the best features of this imprint. . . .While the stories do touch on the violence and horrors of war, the facts are presented in a way that allows readers to think over the information and draw their own conclusions without bias. Readers will pick these up for the exciting escapes and find themselves reflecting on the difficult choices made during war. The art and text of these and other series from Graphic Library are generally uniform, making them a good choice for getting kids interested in various time periods in history or other nonfiction subjects, rather than a specific author or illustrator." - SLJ, "Comical Information | Nonfiction Notions"

February 14, 2017

Jewish Book Council - Barbara Krasner

"This series of graphic novels celebrates instances of heroism in the face of threats and possible death during World War II. . . .The storytelling is engaging and captures the tension of the escapes, while the illustrations make the accounts more accessible for young readers. While the dialogue is fictional, the escapes the books are based on are factual; the heroes were all real people. . . .effectively present[s] the scope of Nazi power during WWII for young readers..." - Jewish Book Council

September 27, 2017


Association of Jewish Libraries Reviews - Kathy Bloomfield, AJL-SSC President and, Washington

"These stories are interesting, educational and totally engaging. The workings of the Resistance, the plight of Concentration Camp victims, the lengths to which individuals went to escape the Nazis, and the support provided from the local community are drawn and described in excellent detail. Slow or reluctant readers will find these to be compelling reads. . . .all excellent additions to any World War II collection." - Association of Jewish Libraries Reviews

May 1, 2017

Matt Chandler

Matt Chandler

Matt Chandler is a freelance journalist and former newspaper editor. His newspaper work earned six New York Press Association awards. He has written more than 25 non-fiction books for Capstone Press, and his book, "Side-by-Side Baseball Stars: Comparing Pro Baseball's Greatest Players" was named the 2015 Outstanding Young Adult Book by the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA). Matt lives in New York with his wife Amber and his children Zoey and Oliver.

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