Milkweed (Google eBook)

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Random House Children's Books, Sep 9, 2003 - Juvenile Fiction - 208 pages
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Heís a boy called Jew. Gypsy. Stopthief. Runt. Happy. Fast. Filthy son of Abraham.

Heís a boy who lives in the streets of Warsaw. Heís a boy who steals food for himself and the other orphans. Heís a boy who believes in bread, and mothers, and angels. Heís 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, heís a boy who realizes itís safest of all to be nobody.

Newbery Medalist Jerry Spinelli takes us to one of the most devastating settings imaginableóNazi-occupied Warsaw of World War IIóand tells a tale of heartbreak, hope, and survival through the bright eyes of a young orphan.


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Good insight into Polish Jews during WWII - Goodreads
The ending to this book still haunts me. - Goodreads
I love Spinelli and his style of writing. - Goodreads
I love the character development. - Goodreads
No good plot development. - Goodreads
A gods read with lovely imagery - Goodreads

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User Review  - Adam Guzauskas - Goodreads

Easy to follow enjoyable read. Read full review

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User Review  - Shelly Knapp - Goodreads

Amazing. This is a great account of what life was like for a child living in the ghetto during World War II. This is a very powerful book. Sometimes you almost can't believe that what you are reading really happened. Read full review

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Contents

Section 7
25
Section 8
32
Section 9
39
Section 10
147
Section 11
223
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About the author (2003)

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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