The Question and Answer section for The Hiding Place is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
The cat was called Maher Shalal Hashbaz. Eusie named him such because he was to have a Hebrew name, and the name itself meant "hastening to the spoils".
The book gets its title from two sources: the secret room in the ten Boom house and the verse in Psalm 119:114, “Thou art my hiding place and my shield: I hope in thy word.”
When two soldiers question the van Woerden’s daughter Cocky if she has brothers, she tells the truth because she has been taught to do so her whole life. She tells him that she has three brothers who are twenty-one, nineteen and eighteen. When he...