Jo, a shepherd boy who lives in a small French village, accidently discovers Benjamin, the widow Horcada's Jewish son-in-law, who is hiding in her mountain home. Separated from Anya, his daughter, Benjamin hides Jewish childred and leads them to safety in Spain, while hoping to find Anja. Jo begins bringing supplies to the widow's house. The Nazis encamp in Jo's village, sealing the Spanish border. Grades 5-8 and older readers. 1990.