Listening for Lions, by Gloria Whelan

After Rachel’s parents die on the mission field in Africa from Spanish Influenza, Rachel is sent to England by scheming neighbors as their daughter, to try to influence an old man to do what they want him to.

Listening for Lions

Catching Their Talk in a Box

The life story of the missionary Joy Ridderhof, a woman full of faith and praise.

Catching Their Talk in a Box

Nothing Else Matters

After the death, in Lebanon’s civil war, of her brother, and especially of her mother, Lamia holds on tightly to her hatred and desire for revenge.

Nothing Else Matters

Journey to Jo’burg

When their baby sister is very sick, two children walk and hitch rides to Johannesburg, in South Africa, to get their mother, who works as a maid for a white family.

Journey to Jo’burg

Star of Light

A boy must save his blind baby sister from a life of misery, and discovers the Light of the World.

Star of Light

Homesick

Jean longs to go home to America, but with the country in upheaval her dream may never be realized.

Homesick

Snow Treasure

When the gold bullion of Norway is at stake, will the children of Norway be able to keep it from falling into Nazi hands?

Snow Treasure

The Endless Steppe

Esther and her family are sent off to Siberia in 1941 by the Russians and must fight to stay together and remain alive.

The Endless Steppe

Number the Stars

Annemarie and her family must hide Ellen, a Jewish girl, from the Nazis—but can she find the strength and courage to stand up against the soldiers?

Number the Stars

Escape from Warsaw (or The Silver Sword)

Four children, trying to find their missing parents and stay alive while fleeing from the war, embark on a dangerous journey across Europe—one that could easily end in their deaths.

Escape from Warsaw

A Long Walk to Water

Sudan, one war-torn land. Two stories of young people in need. One lack: water.

A Long Walk to Water

Twenty and Ten

Twenty children must hide ten Jewish children from the Nazis—but without Sister Gabriel to help them, will the Nazis find out where they are?

Twenty and Ten

The Land I Lost

An older man looks back at his childhood in Vietnam, sharing beautiful stories illustrating the rich culture he grew up in, telling about the land that is lost to him forever.

The Land I Lost