When the Nazis invaded Poland, a family is split apart. The parents are sent to one concentration camp, their son to another. Only his father's gift, a harmonica, keeps the boy's hopes alive and, miraculously, ensures his survival.
Tony Johnston's powerful story, inspired by the life of a Holocaust survivor, is enhanced by Ron Mazellan's luminous artwork.
A testament to the human spirit and the transcendent power of music.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - engpunk77 - LibraryThing
This sincere picture book tells the same type of story as Arthur Miller's screenplay "Playing for Time" in which a person is in the compromising position of playing music for their persecutor (a moral ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - rsochu1 - LibraryThing
I had mixed feelings about this book after reading it. I liked how the story was written in the point of view of the little boy. It provides an interesting perspective of Nazi inhabited Poland during ... Read full review