The Willow Wren by Philipp Schott
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Ludwig Schott is four and a half years old in 1937 and lives in Leipzig, Germany. He likes nothing better than to disappear in the forest for a few hours, leaving his mother, busy at home with younger children, and his father, busy working as an attorney for a bookseller by day and attending Nazi party meetings by night. Ludwig finds peace under an old linden tree while he observes the natural world, sharpening his ability to read moods and intents, a skill that will more than compensate for his small size and strength.
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