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ISBN13: 9780140345353
ISBN10: 0140345353
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Hannah dreads going to her family's Passover Seder — she's tired of hearing her relatives talk about the past. But when she opens the front door to symbolically welcome the prophet Elijah, she's transported to a Polish village in the year 1942, where she becomes caught up in the tragedy of the time.

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"Readers will come away with a sense of tragic history that both disturbs and compels." Booklist

Synopsis:

"A triumphantly moving book."  —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Hannah dreads going to her family's Passover Seder—she's tired of hearing her relatives talk about the past. But when she opens the front door to symbolically welcome the prophet Elijah, she's transported to a Polish village in the year 1942. Why is she there, and who is this "Chaya" that everyone seems to think she is? Just as she begins to unravel the mystery, Nazi soldiers come to take everyone in the village away. And only Hannah knows the unspeakable horrors that await. A critically acclaimed novel from multi-award-winning author Jane Yolen. 

"[Yolen] adds much to understanding the effects of the Holocaust, which will reverberate throughout history, today and tomorrow." —SLJ, starred review

"Readers will come away with a sense of tragic history that both disturbs and compels." —Booklist

Winner of the National Jewish Book Award

An American Bookseller "Pick of the Lists"

Synopsis:

This critically acclaimed novel by award-winning author Jane Yolen is now available in a beautifully designed new edition. Hannah dreads going to her family's Passover Seder—she's tired of hearing her relatives talk about the past. But when she opens the front door to symbolically welcome the prophet Elijah, she's transported to a Polish village in the year 1942, where she becomes caught up in the tragedy of the time.

"Readers will come away with a sense of tragic history that both disturbs and compels." —Booklist

About the Author

Jane Yolen is the author of more than three hundred books, including Owl MoonThe Devils Arithmetic, and How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night?. Her books and stories have won the Caldecott Medal, National Jewish Book Award and numerous awards and accolades. She splits her time between Massachusetts and St. Andrews, Scotland.

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Jena, May 27, 2009 (view all comments by Jena)
For as complicated as the Holocaust was, Yolen manages to compress a considerable amount of the horror into these pages meant for readers of 10-12 years of age.
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crowyhead, March 27, 2007 (view all comments by crowyhead)
At first I had trouble getting into this novel, since I'm usually impatient with time-travel-esque storylines. Once I got a couple chapters in, though, I was utterly swept up in the story.

12-year-old Hannah Stern is frustrated with her family's insistence on remembering the Holocaust -- she's embarrassed when her grandfather becomes angry and yells in Yiddish at the mention of Nazis, and she doesn't understand why they must spend so much time "dwelling" on it. This changes when she is transported back in time and takes on the life of Chaya, a Jewish girl who is confined to a death camp.

The strength of this novel is its simplicity. Yolen is a skillful storyteller, and she knows that when it comes to events like the Holocaust, the events and experiences speak for themselves. It feels strange to say that I "enjoyed" this book, but the truth is, Yolen tells the truth so well that it allows you to taste the kernels of bravery and beauty within the bitterness of the events described.
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BarnBabeB, June 6, 2006 (view all comments by BarnBabeB)
This Book was a great book to read and if you are wondering about what happened in the time of WW2 then you should read this book! When I was reading this book it made me feel upset and I think that none of that should have happened to the jews just because the were different.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780140345353
Author:
Yolen, Jane
Publisher:
Puffin Books
Location:
New York, N.Y., U.S.A. :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Jews
Subject:
Poland
Subject:
Ethnic - Other
Subject:
Historical - Holocaust
Subject:
People & Places - Other
Subject:
Time travel
Subject:
Concentration camps
Subject:
Time travel -- Fiction.
Subject:
People & Places - United States - Other
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
holocaust;world war II;poland;jewish history;time travel;national jewish book award;family
Edition Description:
Picture book
Series Volume:
74
Publication Date:
19901031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 5 up to AND UP
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
7.76x5.03x.47 in. .31 lbs.
Age Level:
10-14

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Product details 176 pages Puffin Books - English 9780140345353 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Readers will come away with a sense of tragic history that both disturbs and compels."
"Synopsis" by ,
"A triumphantly moving book."  —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Hannah dreads going to her family's Passover Seder—she's tired of hearing her relatives talk about the past. But when she opens the front door to symbolically welcome the prophet Elijah, she's transported to a Polish village in the year 1942. Why is she there, and who is this "Chaya" that everyone seems to think she is? Just as she begins to unravel the mystery, Nazi soldiers come to take everyone in the village away. And only Hannah knows the unspeakable horrors that await. A critically acclaimed novel from multi-award-winning author Jane Yolen. 

"[Yolen] adds much to understanding the effects of the Holocaust, which will reverberate throughout history, today and tomorrow." —SLJ, starred review

"Readers will come away with a sense of tragic history that both disturbs and compels." —Booklist

Winner of the National Jewish Book Award

An American Bookseller "Pick of the Lists"

"Synopsis" by ,
This critically acclaimed novel by award-winning author Jane Yolen is now available in a beautifully designed new edition. Hannah dreads going to her family's Passover Seder—she's tired of hearing her relatives talk about the past. But when she opens the front door to symbolically welcome the prophet Elijah, she's transported to a Polish village in the year 1942, where she becomes caught up in the tragedy of the time.

"Readers will come away with a sense of tragic history that both disturbs and compels." —Booklist

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