Anna and the Swallow Man is a fairytale, in the Grimms style, set in Poland during WWII. Anna’s father attends a meeting and never returns home. Seven-year-old Anna then turns to a man she meets, whom she calls the Swallow Man. Together they traverse the country. The Swallow Man teaches her how to survive and she in turn teaches him about compassion.
The writing in this is poignant and the age recommendation is based not on sex or violence but for the maturity needed to suck the marrow out of this one.
Age recommendation: 15+