A Time to Be Brave

Illustrated by Cynthia Nugent
Previously published as Honey Cake. An approachable introduction to World War II for ages 7–10.
 
David Nathan’s home in Copenhagen has always been filled with laughter, family, and his father’s famous pastries. But life has changed since Nazi soldiers arrived. Sweets are scarce. His parents are worried. And even though David wants to be brave, the soldiers and their new rules have made everyone nervous. Then one day, David is asked to keep a very special secret. It could get him into trouble . . . maybe even danger. But if David shows courage, this secret could save many lives.
 
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JOAN BETTY STUCHNER performed as a storyteller live and on television, and acted in community theater. She taught part-time at a Jewish school and worked in the library at the University of British Columbia.

CYNTHIA NUGENT is an award-winning children’s book author-illustrator. To research Honey Cake, she traveled to Copenhagen. She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia. has performed as a storyteller live and on television, and acted in community theater. She teaches part-time at a Jewish school and works in the library at the University of British Columbia. She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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Previously published as Honey Cake. An approachable introduction to World War II for ages 7–10.
 
David Nathan’s home in Copenhagen has always been filled with laughter, family, and his father’s famous pastries. But life has changed since Nazi soldiers arrived. Sweets are scarce. His parents are worried. And even though David wants to be brave, the soldiers and their new rules have made everyone nervous. Then one day, David is asked to keep a very special secret. It could get him into trouble . . . maybe even danger. But if David shows courage, this secret could save many lives.
 
History Stepping Stones now feature updated content that emphasizes Common Core and today’s renewed interest in nonfiction. Perfect for home, school, and library bookshelves!

Author

JOAN BETTY STUCHNER performed as a storyteller live and on television, and acted in community theater. She taught part-time at a Jewish school and worked in the library at the University of British Columbia.

CYNTHIA NUGENT is an award-winning children’s book author-illustrator. To research Honey Cake, she traveled to Copenhagen. She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia. has performed as a storyteller live and on television, and acted in community theater. She teaches part-time at a Jewish school and works in the library at the University of British Columbia. She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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