Hidden Child

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), Sep 27, 2016 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 80 pages

A powerful story of survival, loss, and hope

Isaac was seven when the Germans invaded France and his life changed forever. First his father was taken away, and then, two years later, Isaac and his mother were arrested. Hoping to save Isaac's life, his mother bribed a guard to take him to safety at a nearby hospital, where he and many other children pretended to be sick, with help from the doctors and nurses. But this proved a temporary haven. As Isaac was shuttled from city to countryside, experiencing the kindness of strangers, and sometimes their cruelty, he had to shed his Jewish identity to become Jean Devolder. But he never forgot who he really was, and he held on to the hope that after the war he would be reunited with his parents.

After more than fifty years of keeping his story to himself, Isaac Millman has broken his silence to tell it in spare prose, vivid composite paintings, and family photos that survived the war.


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User Review  - engpunk77 - LibraryThing

I thought this would be a great picture book for my Holocaust unit (supplement to Anne Frank, or to use for their WWII research papers), but the writing was nothing remarkable, and I wasn't even moved ... Read full review

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User Review  - HannahRevard - LibraryThing

This is an autobiography by Isaac Millman about his life during the Nazi occupation of France and also after the war. While his family is shipped off to concentration camps, he is put into hiding ... Read full review

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About the author (2016)

Isaac Millman is the author and illustrator of the critically acclaimed Moses Goes to a Concert and its sequels. He lives with his wife in New York City.

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