An “enthralling” novel of growing up amid the terrors of World War II that offers “a superb lesson in resilience and the importance of imagination” (La Presse).
Julek has assumed countless identities, lived with numerous families, and worked as a secret agent for the Resistance. He was raised in an orphanage (despite having two mothers) and he knows how to speak the language of dogs. All this at the tender age of fourteen!
Julek’s story begins in Warsaw on the eve of World War II and ends in Paris after the city’s triumphant liberation. We witness the darkest hours of the past century and the effects of war through the eyes of an extraordinary boy who never loses his sense of wonder. Julek’s adventure becomes an incredible lesson in survival and a testament to the power of a child’s heart.