- Author: Whelan
- Read Aloud Grade Range: 2 - Adult
- Read Alone Grade Range: 4 - Adult
- Illustrated Content
- Newbery Award
- Binding: Pb
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Whelan. In Leningrad in 1941, Georgi and his family prepare for Hitler's troops to invade. Troops go to the front; Mama goes, as a nurse, to help. His sister travels with the Hermitage's paintings to a safe holding. And Georgi stays and helps with the transport across Lake Ladoga to keep the people in the city alive. A vivid portrayal of life under siege. Beautiful.