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It was an unusual friendship: 11-year-old Michael Devlin, an Irish Catholic from Brooklyn, and Judah Hirsch, a rabbi and refugee from Prague, meet during a swirling blizzard on the Saturday morning. For Michael, Hirsch is an extraordinary window to ancient times and foreign lands; for the Rabbi, Michael is an encyclopedia of cultural knowledge of his new land. In baseball, the two find a common love, but when some anti-Semitic hoodlums threaten them with violence, the two must look for a miracle in a most unlikely place. LG selection. HC: Little, Brown. (Fiction--General)

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In the year 1947, Michael Devlin, eleven years old and 100 percent American-Irish, is about to forge an extraordinary bond with a refugee of war named Rabbi Judah Hirsch. Standing united against a common enemy, they will summon from ancient sources a power in desperately short supply in modern Brooklyn-a force that's forgotten by most of the world but is known to believers as magic.

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kwyszynski, April 11, 2008 (view all comments by kwyszynski)
Just as Michael Devlin imagined himself inside the stories told by Rabbi Hirsch, I fell right into the pages of this book--into the streets of 1920's Brooklyn. I heard crack of Jackie Robinson's bat through the radio speakers, I feared the Falcons, I felt the warmth of unlikely friendship during a cold august snow and I saw the immense power of believing--no matter the religion.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780446606257
Author:
Hamill, Pete
Publisher:
Vision
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
New york (state)
Subject:
Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) Fiction.
Subject:
Baseball
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Friendship
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Friendship; Judaism; Anti-Semitism; Gang violence; Supernatural beings
Subject:
Friendship; Judaism; Anti-
Subject:
Semitism; Gang violence; Supernatural beings
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Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Publication Date:
19980301
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
6.75 x 4.25 x 1 in 0.4 lb

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"Synopsis" by , In the year 1947, Michael Devlin, eleven years old and 100 percent American-Irish, is about to forge an extraordinary bond with a refugee of war named Rabbi Judah Hirsch. Standing united against a common enemy, they will summon from ancient sources a power in desperately short supply in modern Brooklyn-a force that's forgotten by most of the world but is known to believers as magic.
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