Synopses & Reviews
A tender story about the power of love in the face of loss
Nine-year-old Claudine doesnt want to leave her much-loved home in France to go live in America, not without her parents. But she knows about the shortages, about the yellow stars Jews must wear, and about Adolf Hitler. And she knows that there are some things she needs to do even when she doesnt want to. Its wartime, and there is much that is different now. There are more things that Claudine will lose to this terrible war. But not everything that is lost must be lost forever. Here is a moving story about lost and found lives, and the healing power of love.
About the Author
Yona Zeldis McDonough
is the author of many acclaimed childrens books, including The Dollhouse Magic
. Born in Israel, Ms. McDonough grew up in the United States and now lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and their two children.
Kimberly Bulcken Root has illustrated more than fifteen books for young readers, including Holts reissue of Understood Betsy. She lives in Quarryville, Pennsylvania.