Milkweed

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Hachette Children's Group, May 5, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 272 pages
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This is the true story of Jews and Gypsies in Warsaw during the Nazi occupation. But it is also the story of a street orphan who survives on quick thinking schemes to find food: who believes in bread, mothers and angels. A tragic but beautiful account through the eyes of the innocent.

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User Review  - benuathanasia - LibraryThing

This didn't really stand out for me as a piece of Holocaust literature. It was boring and stagnant. The main character meant little to me. He was devoid of most emotions so everything was presented very flatly and matter-of-fact. Read full review

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User Review  - christopher.kyle1706 - LibraryThing

He is a boy called Jew. Gypsy. Stopthief. Runt. Happy. Fast. Filthy son of Abraham. He is a boy who lives in the streets of Warsaw a boy who steals,a boy who wants to be a nazi, and a jackboot. Until ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Jerry Spinelli started out wanting to be a cowboy. Luckily for young readers, he later decided to become a writer, even though he's still not sure he can call himself one (he does other things too, like picking berries and skipping stones).

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