A stunning novel of the Holocaust from Newbery Medalist, Jerry Spinelli
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.
From the Hardcover edition.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser 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
LibraryThing ReviewUser 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