The new Adventures in Odyssey Imagination
Station novel, Escape to the Hiding Place (Tyndale
House), by Marianne Hering and Marshall Younger,
takes readers back to World War II and the real-life
heroine Corrie Ten Boom. “Ten Boom was a war hero
just as much as any soldier,” Younger says. “Many
of us know how she hid Jews from the Nazis in her
house, but we wanted to look at the dramatic story
from the viewpoint of those she helped.”

The lessons found in Corrie Ten Boom’s life, as well
as this story, extend to modern readers. “We are
challenged by Jesus to love others as much as we love
ourselves,” Younger says. “I would like for children to
be amazed by this story of heroes and desire to help
others in the same way.”

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About The Author

Marianne has written for children since 1987 when she joined the editorial staff of Focus on the Family Clubhouse and Clubhouse Jr. magazines. In the 1990s she wrote six children's mystery books and more than 40 Bible phonic readers (with co-author Margaret Wilber). Now a general book editor for Focus on the Family, she has turned her passion for children's fiction into developing a series for beginning readers who love adventure.