Title: Hitler's Canary
Author: Sandi Toksvig
Although he comes from a family of theater people who don’t get involved in politics, ten-year-old Bamse and his Jewish friend Anton join Bamse’s brother and participate in the Danish Resistance during World War II.
“My brother stood up so quickly he almost knocked Mama over. ‘Why aren’t you doing something? Do you know what the British are calling us? Hitler’s canary! I’ve heard it on the radio, on the BBC. They say he has us in a cage and we just sit and sing any tune he wants.’”
Bamse’s family are theater people. They don’t get involved in politics. “It had nothing to do with us,” Bamse tells us. Yet now he must decide: should he take his father’s advice and not stir up trouble? Or should he follow his brother into the Resistance and take part in the most demanding role of his life?