A poignant, true-survival story of a young boy who hid for years underground in Holland during World War II. A Boy In Hiding sheds a light on the difficult road that laid ahead for Anne Frank – had she survived. Now, sixty years later, Rubens gives a voice to the young boy, who – despite the hard time and difficulties he encountered, never lost his positive view on life.
CD ISBN: 978-1-60548-882-0
Running Time: Approx. 3 hrs.
Read by Cameron Beierle
Rated PG, 3 CDs
From AudioFile - "While Anne Frank’s diary is clearly the most well-known story of a family hiding from the Nazis in Holland, there are many others, including this one. Quite different from Anne Frank’s classic, Rubens’s memoir tells the gripping story of his life as a boy who hid for four years with his family during the German occupation, and recounts his life after the war. Narrator Cameron Beierle gives a good performance, capturing the fears and concerns that envelop young Rubens. But as well as Beierle reads, he’s not a perfect fit. Specifically, his voice does not seem authentic, distracting the listener from a story that deserves telling." D.J.S. © AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine [Published: JULY 2011].
I applaud everyone who writes about their experiences in the Holocaust. This book is extremely important. —Flory A. Van Beek, Author, Flory: Survival in the Valley of Death
A Boy in Hiding is a very real, up close and personal view of what it felt like to live in Holland during the German Occupation. Reading this book, which is written through the eyes of a child, will give you an idea what courage really is. You will not want to put it down. —Wally Amos, Author, Be Positive, Blue Mountain Arts
This small book is an important contribution to Holocaust memoirs. It is an extraordinary story of survival and one that should be shared in schools and preserved in libraries. Students will be inspired by Stan’s struggle for survival and unfailing courage. —Jennifer Smith, Teacher, Sacred Hearts Academy, Honolulu
This book is a must read for school students all across the country and would be a great addition to any school library. Rubens’ story of his childhood flight from the Nazis, shows how a boy’s courage and resilience can overcome even the most horrifying circumstances. —Beverly Creamer, Reporter, The Honolulu Advertiser