Yellow Star (Google eBook)

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Marshall Cavendish, Apr 1, 2006 - Juvenile Fiction - 256 pages
19 Reviews
From 1939, when Syvia is four and a half years old, to 1945 when she has just turned ten, a Jewish girl and her family struggle to survive in Poland's Lodz ghetto during the Nazi occupation.
  

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Amazing survival story

User Review  - Marevka - Borders

This is the amazing true story of one girl and her family's survival of the Lodz Ghetto during the Holocaust. This is a great alternative to the Diary of Anne Frank. Read full review

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Have you ever wondered what it was like to live through the Holocaust? Sylvia Permulleter lived through World War II and it was was scary, troubling, and difficult. To start off, living in the Holocaust was scary because everyday babies, children, and adults were dying. In addition, living in the Holocaust was troubling for Sylvia because her friend was sent to a concentration camp and her other friend had disappeared and no one ever saw her again. Likewise, life in the Holocaust was difficult for Sylvia because she and her family had to relocate to a ghetto and leave their old life behind. Will Sylvia and her family live through the Holocaust? Yellow Star by Jennifer Roy is a story about the difficulties and adaptations of survival the Jews experiences during the Holocaust. This is Michaela from the Jar of Creativity. 

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Contents

PART THREE
53
WINTER 1942
55
SUMMER 1942
61
Part Four
93
WINTER 1942SPRING 1944
95
Part Five
99
SUMMER 1944
101
LATE FALLWINTER 1944
164

PART TWO
37
SUMMER 1941
45
FALL 1941
49
WINTER 1941
51
WINTER 1945
187
Authors Note
229
Time Line
235
Copyright

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About the author (2006)

Jennifer Roy is the author of more than thirty books for children and young adults, including Israel: Discovering Cultures and Mindblind. A former Gifted and Talented teacher, she holds a BS in Psychology and an MA in Elementary Education. Yellow Star is based on the childhood of Jennifer's aunt Sylvia, who provided extensive interviews as the author was writing this book. Jennifer Roy lives in upstate New York with her husband and son.

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