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"Lasky (the Guardians of Ga'Hoole series) delivers a well-researched and uncompromising standalone novel focusing on the Nazi genocide of the Roma and Sinti peoples. Lilo — a Sinti girl of 15 at the beginning of the book — is taken by the Nazis when they start rounding up the Romani of Austria. Lilo's losses mount quickly as she's separated from her father and many of her friends; only the opportunity to be an extra in the cast of a film by Nazi propagandist Leni Riefenstahl might save her. Along with a musically gifted boy named Django, Lilo learns the ins and outs of the concentration camps and witnesses the genocide as it affects her loved ones. Lasky's novel is thorough in its attention to detail, mixing facts like Riefenstahl's awful behavior toward her charges with the horrific lives of the fictional characters. Only a slightly rushed ending throws off the pace, but even then, between the constant, appalling brutality of the camps and Lilo's growth over the years, Lasky draws remarkable depth, realism, and even charm out of a bleak story. Ages 12 — up." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

Kathryn Lasky has written award-winning books for children across all genres, including the Newbery Honor book Sugaring Time and the New York Times best-selling series The Guardians of GaHoole. She is also the author of the novel Chasing Orion and numerous illustrated nonfiction titles. Kathryn Lasky lives in Massachusetts.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780763639723
Author:
Lasky, Kathryn
Publisher:
Candlewick Press (MA)
Subject:
Historical - Holocaust
Subject:
Children s-Historical Fiction-Holocaust
Publication Date:
20131031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.48 x 6.37 x 1.11 in 1.04 lb
Age Level:
from 12

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Lasky (the Guardians of Ga'Hoole series) delivers a well-researched and uncompromising standalone novel focusing on the Nazi genocide of the Roma and Sinti peoples. Lilo — a Sinti girl of 15 at the beginning of the book — is taken by the Nazis when they start rounding up the Romani of Austria. Lilo's losses mount quickly as she's separated from her father and many of her friends; only the opportunity to be an extra in the cast of a film by Nazi propagandist Leni Riefenstahl might save her. Along with a musically gifted boy named Django, Lilo learns the ins and outs of the concentration camps and witnesses the genocide as it affects her loved ones. Lasky's novel is thorough in its attention to detail, mixing facts like Riefenstahl's awful behavior toward her charges with the horrific lives of the fictional characters. Only a slightly rushed ending throws off the pace, but even then, between the constant, appalling brutality of the camps and Lilo's growth over the years, Lasky draws remarkable depth, realism, and even charm out of a bleak story. Ages 12 — up." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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