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He's a boy called Jew. Gypsy. Stopthief. Runt. Happy. Fast. Filthy son of Abraham.He's a boy who lives in the streets of Warsaw. He's a boy who steals food for himself, and the other orphans. He's a boy who believes in bread, and mothers, and angels. He's a boy who wants to be a Nazi some day, with tall shiny jackboots and a gleaming Eagle hat of his own. Until the day that suddenly makes him change his mind. And when the trains come to empty the Jews from the ghetto of the damned, he's a boy who realizes it's safest of all to be nobody.Newbery Medalist Jerry Spinelli takes us to one of the most devastating settings imaginable — Nazi-occupied Warsaw of World War II — and tells a tale of heartbreak, hope, and survival through the bright eyes of a young orphan in search of a family.

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Set in Nazi-occupied Poland just before the Warsaw ghetto uprising, Spinelli's first historical novel tells a tale of heartbreak, hope, and survival though the eyes of a young orphan.

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In a literary tour-de-force, Newbery Medalist Jerry Spinelli tells the story of an intrepid young thief in a devastating world: Nazi-occupied Warsaw of World War II.

Synopsis:

The hardship and cruelty of life in the ghettos of Warsaw during the Nazi occupation of World War II is captured through the eyes of a young Jewish orphan who must use all his wits and courage to survive unimaginable events and circumstances. An ALA Best Book for Young Adults. Reprint.

About the Author

Jerry Spinelli has won the most prestigious awards in the industry, including the Newbery Medal for Maniac Magee and a Newbery Honor Award for Wringer.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780375890376
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Subject:
Family - Orphans & Foster Homes
Author:
Spinelli, Jerry
Author:
Jerry Spinelli
Subject:
Historical - Holocaust
Subject:
General
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction-General
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction-Historical - Holocaust
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction-Family - Orphans & Foster Homes
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction : Historical - Holocaust
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction : Family - Orphans & Foster Homes
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction : General
Subject:
Jews
Subject:
World War, 1939-1945
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
World war, 1939-1945
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Boys
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Children s-Historical Fiction-General
Subject:
Children s-Historical Fiction-Holocaust
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20050913
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
208

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Product details 208 pages Random House Children's Books - English 9780375890376 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Set in Nazi-occupied Poland just before the Warsaw ghetto uprising, Spinelli's first historical novel tells a tale of heartbreak, hope, and survival though the eyes of a young orphan.
"Synopsis" by , In a literary tour-de-force, Newbery Medalist Jerry Spinelli tells the story of an intrepid young thief in a devastating world: Nazi-occupied Warsaw of World War II.
"Synopsis" by , The hardship and cruelty of life in the ghettos of Warsaw during the Nazi occupation of World War II is captured through the eyes of a young Jewish orphan who must use all his wits and courage to survive unimaginable events and circumstances. An ALA Best Book for Young Adults. Reprint.
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