Waiting for Anya Characters

Michael Morpurgo
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Jo is a twelve year old boy living in a small French village during World War II. All the able bodied men of the village, those young and strong, have gone off to fight the war. This includes Jo's father. Unfortunately, all the men, with the exception of a cousin who was killed, have been taken as prisoners-of-war. This has caused young Jo and others like him to have to step up and do all the work that the men in the village would normally have done. In fact, when the novel begins Jo is in the field watching over his family's sheep.

Jo learns that a neighbor is hiding Jewish children in an attempt to move them over the border to Spain. Jo keeps this information to himself, proving that he understands the danger these children are in and how important it is to help them. However...

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