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.
“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)
I'm a horror, sci-fi fan. My favourites are Lovecraft, Poe, Bierce, Jackson, Levin, and King.
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.
Papa- he is an incredible leader and a hero.
I had not.
It made me weepy in several places, and in the end, I could feel the hope and relief of the survivors.
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.
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.
Learning of the survival instincts of ordinary people in horrendous circumstances.
It could be compared to The Diary of Ann Frank. Both were stories of children trying to survive the holocaust.
The father - he had a calming effect on the whole family.yet he was clever enough to grab opportunities when they came along.
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.
She was an "ordinary" child caught up in the misery of those who hate and grab power.
It was well written to give a child's insight, I appreciated it.
It needed at least 2 or 3 more chapters that told how she adjusted and overcame in her future.
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
all of the characters were great
so sad that so many people went through this
This book is obviously intended for a juvenile reader. Had I known that I would not have selected this book. I could barely stomach the whinny, baby voice used by the narrator. Not informative at all.
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