Jewish Values: Hero and the Holocaust, A: The Story of Janusz Korczak and His Children

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Publication Year: 
1995
Number of Pages: 
32 p.
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This short, dramatically illustrated biography of Janusz Korczak, the Polish physician, author, and humanitarian, is a good example of what is meant by the term "illustrated book." It is NOT a picture book, as that term is meant to describe a book for young children. The content of an "illustrated book" is on a higher level: here, readers encounter the sad and heroic story of how Korczak cared for Polish-Jewish orphans and eventually accompanied them to the gas chambers. The narrative uses quotes from Korczak's diary and captures the grimness of wartime Warsaw. The illustrations are deeply colored and suitably somber. The publisher's suggestion that this is a book for Pre-Kindergarten through grade 2 is ridiculous. Rather, it is for grades 4-6.
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ISBN: 
823415481
Book ID: 
266
Sydney Taylor Winner: 
No