The Harmonica

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Charlesbridge Publishing, 2004 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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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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User 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

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User Review  - agassa1 - LibraryThing

I liked this book for many reasons. First, it was inspired by a true story of a man who was taken to a concentration camp where he survived due to his playing of his harmonica. The language is very ... Read full review

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About the author (2004)

Tony Johnston is the author of over 100 books for children, including THE CAT WITH SEVEN NAMES and THE BARN OWLS. She lives in California.

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