A Life in Hiding When the German army occupied Holland, Annie de Leeuw was eight years old. Because she was Jewish, the occupation put her in grave danger-she knew that to stay alive she would have to hide. Fortunately, a Gentile family, the Oostervelds, offered to help. For two years they hid Annie and her sister, Sini, in the cramped upstairs room of their farmhouse. Most people thought the war wouldn't last long. But for Annie and Sini-separated from their family and confined to one tiny room-the war seemed to go on forever. A Newbery Honor Book An ALA Notable Book An SLJ Best Book A Jane Addams Award Honor Book Winner of the Jewish Book Council Children's Book Award.