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Publisher's Summary

Winner of the National Jewish Book Award and an American Bookseller "Pick of the Lists", The Devil's Arithmetic plunges the listener into the terrible realities of the Nazi concentration camps. Chaya's tale is a celebration of the strength of the human spirit and a dramatic introduction to the darkest period of modern history.

©1988 Jane Yolen (P)1996 Recorded Books

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A great reminder!

This is a great listen! A wonderfully written reminder of a terrible time in our history. One we must never forget!

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One of my favorite books

I read this book for the first time in 6th grade and fell in love with the history. I am now a college sophomore majoring in contemporary history and with us now talking about the holocaust I decided to Reread the book. Now that I am older and I know more about the history I enjoyed it more. It is such a heartbreaking story.

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I feel as though I was taken there

Although the subject of this book is a difficult one, I am so glad I took the opportunity to listen to it. As Hannah is taken back to 1942, I felt as though I was taken with her. I was reminded, yet again, why we must remember.

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love this book.

great book. has you holding on every moment wanting to know what is coming next

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A good book

My Grand daughter ,who is 11 years old, and I read this book. It is a good book for both the young and the older to read

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Accurately read but distracting sounds.

Wonderful story telling. Great use of inflection throughout the story. Unfortunately, the sounds of the speakers mouth were distracting to me and I could hear an echo in the background. Otherwise, great narrating :)

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Great listen

Very good book one of my favorites. Narrator did a nice job of bringing the characters to life.

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Great book, shocking

It's an amazing book, but it's very shocking and a little confusing at times, mostly at the end.
I would definitely recommend it to anyone and everyone.

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Informative, Engaging and Heartbreaking

My son was assigned this book to read in 5th grade and I was interested myself after reading a few chapters. I am not sure children will capture the full feelings evoked in this book— a feeling of overwhelming sadness about the horrible truth of the Nazi concentration camps- but it’s important that they know the history and have a place from where to start conversations. I cried almost the entire book and will talk to my son about this. Well written, well read, and a book all people should read.

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Amazing!!

The narrator was amazing. very good book, I loved the way the book ended. Great!