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Yellow Star Audiobook

Yellow Star

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Publisher's Summary

In 1939, the Germans invaded the town of Lodz, Poland, and moved the Jewish population into a small part of the city called a ghetto. As the war progressed, 270,000 people were forced to settle in the ghetto under impossible conditions.

At the end of the war, there were about 800 survivors. Of those who survived, only twelve were children. This is the story of one of the twelve.

©2006 Jennifer Roy (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

“In vivid free verse, Jennifer Roy tells a story of hope and courage as gripping as Schindler’s List.” (Eric A. Kimmel, author of Gershon’s Monster, a Sydney Taylor Book Award winner)

“A stunning, poetic recreation of a life lived within the horror that was the Holocaust.” (Jane Yolen, author of The Devil’s Arithmetic and Briar Rose)

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    Kim Brittain Mikado, MI United States 04-04-16
    Kim Brittain Mikado, MI United States 04-04-16
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    "Yellow star"

    If you are a person who loves books about wars it would be a good book for you.
    It's very sad though. I was surprised when I learned that it was sad.
    Over all it was a GREAT book!!!!!!!!!
    It was AWESOME!!!!!!!!

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    TH 02-19-16
    TH 02-19-16

    I'm a horror, sci-fi fan. My favourites are Lovecraft, Poe, Bierce, Jackson, Levin, and King.

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    "Extremely Powerful Tale"
    What made the experience of listening to Yellow Star the most enjoyable?

    It was incredibly well written and narrated. Both the deep descriptions of the people and the environment, as well as the tone, inflection, and energy of the narrator allowed me to see the story in my head, almost like a movie. I was completely absorbed. I had shivers several times, and had to hold back from weeping several times.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Papa- he is an incredible leader and a hero.


    Have you listened to any of Tavia Gilbert’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I had not.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It made me weepy in several places, and in the end, I could feel the hope and relief of the survivors.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm glad to have come across this brilliantly told tale. It does an incredible job depicting the terrible atrocities of the Holocaust of WWII, and the great strength and endurance of the Jewish people who survived.

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    Amazon Customerjoy 01-25-16 Member Since 2016
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    "must reading you will be rewarded with a part "

    must read. you will be rewarded when you feel that you are experiencing their fear and be proud of how they handled themselves. this book and it's moving very real storyline will become a part of who you are.

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    J.C.D. 12-08-15
    J.C.D. 12-08-15 Member Since 2014
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    "A TOUCHING STORY OF SURVIVAL"
    What made the experience of listening to Yellow Star the most enjoyable?

    Learning of the survival instincts of ordinary people in horrendous circumstances.


    What other book might you compare Yellow Star to and why?

    It could be compared to The Diary of Ann Frank. Both were stories of children trying to survive the holocaust.


    Which character – as performed by Tavia Gilbert – was your favorite?

    The father - he had a calming effect on the whole family.yet he was clever enough to grab opportunities when they came along.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    there were plenty of tear jerking moments, especially when the children were all rounded up and transported. Everyone knew they were on their way to a death camp.


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    Jean Watz 10-21-15
    Jean Watz 10-21-15 Member Since 2016

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    "A Heart Breaker"
    What did you love best about Yellow Star?

    She was an "ordinary" child caught up in the misery of those who hate and grab power.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It was well written to give a child's insight, I appreciated it.


    Any additional comments?

    It needed at least 2 or 3 more chapters that told how she adjusted and overcame in her future.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Cranberry Twp., Pa, United States 10-09-15
    Amazon Customer Cranberry Twp., Pa, United States 10-09-15
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    "Good Story - but short"

    Good story about the children in the Jewish Ghettos during WWII Did not like the narrator - also the story is very short - seems a bit choppy

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    Paula Solomon 09-21-15

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    "Wish it was better"

    The story is interesting but the telling if it in the voice of a five year old failed miserably.

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    Colin 09-18-15
    Colin 09-18-15
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    "Good"

    Good good good good good good good good good good good good good good good very good indeed yes I liked it

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    Marilyn 05-07-15
    Marilyn 05-07-15 Member Since 2010
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    "very heartwarming story"
    Where does Yellow Star rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    very good


    Which character – as performed by Tavia Gilbert – was your favorite?

    all of the characters were great


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes


    Any additional comments?

    so sad that so many people went through this

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    Ray 03-22-15
    Ray 03-22-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Great book!"

    The story was well written and held my attention throughout! Riveting! Will listen to it again in the future.
    Shalom!

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