This year, Middle Reader Book Club this summer has a Cook & Book theme and is taking direction from National Ambassador for Children's Literature Gene Luen Yang, and the Reading Without Walls Challenge.
We will be reading a book set in a different part of the world each week, and then making the local version of pancakes as an activity and snack.
This week, we travel to Austria with the book The Boy at the Top of the Mountain by John Boyne
*This book club will not be ideal for children with gluten allergies.
From the author of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas comes another extraordinary story of World War II and innocence in the face of evil.
When Pierrot becomes an orphan, he must leave his home in Paris for a new life with his aunt Beatrix, a servant in a wealthy Austrian household. But this is no ordinary time, for it is 1935 and the Second World War is fast approaching; and this is no ordinary house, for this is the Berghof, the home of Adolf Hitler.
Quickly, Pierrot is taken under Hitler's wing and is thrown into an increasingly dangerous new world: one of terror, secrets, and betrayal from which he may never be able to escape.