Jewish Values: Once

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Publication Year: 
2010
Number of Pages: 
176 p.
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The narratoris an imaginative and innocent Jewish child being sheltered in a convent. The son of Jewish booksellers, he believes that all of his parents’ troubles are because the Nazis don’t like Jewish books and want to rid the world of them. When he runs away from the convent in order to find his parents, he finds instead only devastation. Their bookstore and books are burned; their home occupied by former neighbors who, he puzzles, don’t even like books. When he sees a man and woman lying slaughtered on their front lawn amidst their dead chickens, he reasons that they must be Jewish book owners who couldn’t bear to let the Nazis burn their books so they put up a struggle. Reality slowly dawns as the true horrors of the Holocaust are revealed to the boy.
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ISBN: 
978-0-8050-9026-0
Book ID: 
1432
Sydney Taylor Winner: 
No