Posts Tagged ‘Survivors’

Book Review | Otto: The Autobiography of a Teddy Bear
by Tomi Ungerer

Score: 3

illustrated by Tomi Ungerer © 2010, Phaidon Press Limited. Otto is a teddy bear that begins his life as a special birthday gift for David, a young German Jewish boy, becomes a trusted friend of the boy and his best friend, Oskar and a willing participant in their childhood pranks. When Hitler takes over Germany, [...]

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Book Review | Hana’s Suitcase
by Karen Levine

Score: 4

Illustrated with Black and White photographs © 2003, Albert Whitman & Company. “Really, it’s a very ordinary-looking suitcase. A little tattered around the edges, but in good condition. It’s brown. It’s big… In white paint, across the front, there is a girl’s name: Hana Brady. A date of birth: May 16, 1931. And one other [...]

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Book Review | The Entertainer and the Dybbuk
by Sid Fleischman

Score: 5

© 2003, Greenwillow Books. Winner of the 2003 Sydney Taylor Book Award for Older Readers.  What have we here? A ghost story? An account of demonic possession? Yet another Holocaust story? Actually, it’s a fantastically written, highly engaging, out-of-the-ordinary Holocaust tale that kids, especially boys, will love, by Newbery Award winning author Sid Fleischman (z’l). [...]

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Book Review | Holocaust: the events and their impact on real people
by Angela Gluck Wood

Score: 4.5

© 2007, DK Children. I read this book on a cross-country airplane trip. My first thought, of course, “Oy vey! Another Holocaust book, do we need another Holocaust book?” When I opened it up and began reading, I could not put it down. As trite as it may sound, this is a Holocaust collection like [...]

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