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Fourteen-year-old Teresa and her family live through the terror of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956. This is a dramatic story of the young Freedom Fighters and of the dangers and excitement of one family's flight to the safety of the Austrian border.

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Alta Halverson Seymour

Alta Halverson Seymour

1893 -
American
Papa’s store, in Deer Park, Wisconsin, at the turn of the century, held a special fascination for Alta Halverson Seymour. In a curious mix of hi... See more

Toward Morning: A Story of the Hungarian Freedom Fighters Reprint

Toward Morning: A Story of the Hungarian Freedom Fighters
Reprinted in 2023 by Purple House Press
Available formats: Paperback
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Reviews

Plumfield and Paideia

Toward Morning: A Story of the Hungarian Freedom Fighters
Reviewed by Diane Pendergraft
Alta Halverson Seymourís book, Toward Morning: A Story of the Hungarian Freedom Fighters, is a fast-paced, small-slice story of a group of family and friends escaping Hungary in the midst of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956. As a read-aloud, you may want to get started early in the day. The book is only 122 pages long, but there is no good place to pause. Our heroes are in constant danger, and must stay on the move to avoid capture, and to keep from endangering anyone who might help them. And many people do help.

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Kirkus Reviews

Toward Morning
Janos Nagy and his young friends fought hopefully during the initial stages of the Hungarian revolution. Little did the...

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