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As a child, Ida Vos went into hiding in her native Holland to avoid Nazi persecution during World War II. Like Eva and Lisa, she and her younger sister had everything taken away from them, including their family, their home, and their names.

Mrs. Vos has written several award-wining novels based on her experiences during the war. A starred review in ALA Booklist praises Hide and Seek (Houghton Mifflin) for its lack of "exploitation or sentimentality." The Horn Book calls Anna Is Still Here (Houghton Mifflin) "a striking and, ultimately, hopeful account of how the human spirit survives and recovers." Ida Vos lives in Rijswijk, Holland.