As World War II wages across Europe, Lucien wonders about the strangers who come to stay in his village, only to depart in secrecy a few days later. One day a young girl named Amelie appears on his doorstep. Through their friendship, Lucien learns of the religious persecution of the Jews, and he sets out to make Amelie a very special gift. This touching introduction to World War II history was inspired by the true stories of families in the Plateau Vivarais-Lignon region of France. A historical note is included at the end of the book.