Milkweed

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Ember, 2010 - Juvenile Fiction - 208 pages
9 Reviews
A stunning novel of the Holocaust from a Newbery Medalist

He's a boy called Jew. Gypsy. Stopthief. Filthy son of Abraham.

He's a boy who lives in the streets of Warsaw. He's a boy who steals food for himself, and the other orphans. He's a boy who believes in bread, and mothers, and angels.

He's a boy who wants to be a Nazi, with tall, shiny jackboots 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, he's a boy who realizes it's safest of all to be nobody.

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

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User Review  - Elmzee - Borders

This book was actualy REALLY good...it was in the pov of a orphan child who soon found his place in the world..to run and eat. This book has so much more then that to it. It's kinda like to "kill a ... Read full review

Obsessed!!!

User Review  - BoOkWoRm121 - Borders

I've read this book so much that even if you recite a line I can say the whole conversation or part that involved that line... I love it so much and every time I read it I cry... This book was definitely not hard to get into... Well for me at least... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Jerry Spinelli is the author of many books for young readers, including Stargirl; Love, Stargirl; Eggs; Smiles to Go; Maniac Magee, winner of the Newbery Medal; Wringer, a Newbery Honor Book; Crash; and Knots in My Yo-yo String, his autobiography. A graduate of Gettysburg College, he lives in Pennsylvania with his wife, poet and author Eileen Spinelli.

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