Tamar: A Novel of Espionage, Passion, and Betrayal
Tamar: A Novel of Espionage, Passion, and Betrayal
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Annotation: In England in 1995, fifteen-year-old Tamar, grief-stricken by the puzzling death of her beloved grandfather, slowly begins to uncover the secrets of his life in the Dutch resistance during the last year of the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands, and the climactic events that forever cast a shadow on his life and that of his family.
Catalog Number: #422125
Binding Type: Compact Disc
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Copyright Date: 2008
Edition Date: 2008
Pages: 10 sound discs (12 hrs., 9 min.)
Availability: Available
ISBN: 0-7636-4121-9
ISBN 13: 978-0-7636-4121-4
Dewey: Fic
Dimensions: 4 3/4 in.
Language: English
Reviewing Agencies:
School Library Journal Starred Review (Thu Jan 01 00:00:00 CST 2009)
Word Count: 113,737
Reading Level: 5.1
Interest Level: 9-12
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 5.1 / points: 17.0 / quiz: 112406 / grade: Middle Grades
Tamar had not been able to drift clear of the surface of the water that rushed up to meet him. He was already fumbling with the harness release when he felt the cold shock of contact; he was terrified the chute would drag him under. He was thigh deep before he felt something more or less solid — a mass of sludge and submerged branches — beneath his feet. With a moan of relief he got free of the chute and saw it settle onto the black water like a gigantic water lily. Then he began to struggle towards the denser shadow of the bank. His flailing right arm struck something hard, and he grabbed at it. It shifted in the water. A boat? Yes.

He was pulling himself along it, looking for where it must be moored to the bank, when he heard someone speak.

"Welcome to Holland, Tamar."

He looked up. On the bank, distinct against the lesser darkness of the sky, was the unmistakable silhouette of a German soldier. The long field-service coat, the jackboots. Cold moonlight glinted from the steel helmet and the snout of a submachine gun.

Even before fear took hold, Tamar was filled with a great and bitter
disappointment, a sense of ridiculous failure. He stood away from the boat, feeling broken, and raised his arms above his head.

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TAMAR by Mal Peet. Copyright © 2007 by Mal Peet. Published by Candlewick Press, Inc., Cambridge, MA.

"It takes a disciplined author to hide secrets within secrets. . . . And it takes ambition to apply such intricate storytelling to a sweeping plot." The NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW When her grandfather dies, Tamar inherits a box containing clues and coded messages. Out of the past another Tamar emerges, a man involved in the terrifying world of resistance fi ghters in Nazi-occupied Holland. His story is one of passion, love, jealousy, and tragedy, and unraveling it will transform Tamar's life. Mal Peet's acclaimed novel is read by Anton Lesser, one of Britain's leading classical actors, and BATA-winning British actress Anna Maxwell Martin.