"When World War II “borrows” the men in seven-year-old Gerdas family, the German government sends them three new men in return: Gabriel, Fermaine, and Albert, French prisoners of war who must sleep in an outbuilding and work the farm until the war is over. Gerda knows they are supposed to treat the men as enemies, but it doesnt seem fair. Cant they invite them into the warm house for one meal? What harm could it do to be friendly?"--Amazon.com.