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)
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.
Powerful historical account as seen from the eyes of a young child. Appreciated the tie in to actual events throughout the story to lend perpective.
A different reader not trying to imitate a little girl's voice
Narrator was OK, the reader was the problem
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How men continue to be so cruel to other men(and women and children) for no good reason at all remains a mystery to me. Indeed, the veneer of civilization is thin.
The reader. I found her voice grating, in attempting to talk like a little girl, with inflections of "California Girl."
So far I have stopped and then gone back to it twice, unable to continue due to the reader's "little girl" voice. I think I would like the story if I just read the book.
Her little girl voice was annoying, and she talks with inflections in odd places, like a California Girl accent.
not with this reader.
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