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With his father off fighting the Nazis and his mother working away, John Witmer's teenage world is unsettled enough, when he suddenly finds himself spending his summer on a Mennonite farm among enemy prisoners of war. In this delightful story of unexpected friendships, an array of Americans and Germans, teens and parents, soldiers and pacifists all help each other find the courage to risk kindness, trust their gifts, and be themselves.

Steven M. Nolt, Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies, Elizabethtown College

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