Milkweed (Google eBook)

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Random House Children's Books, Sep 9, 2003 - Juvenile Fiction - 208 pages
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He’s a boy called Jew. Gypsy. Stopthief. Runt. Happy. Fast. 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 some day, with tall shiny jackboots and a gleaming Eagle hat 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 of World War II—and tells a tale of heartbreak, hope, and survival through the bright eyes of a young orphan.


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Good insight into Polish Jews during WWII - Goodreads
The ending to this book still haunts me. - Goodreads
I love Spinelli and his style of writing. - Goodreads
No good plot development. - Goodreads
I love the character development. - Goodreads
A gods read with lovely imagery - Goodreads

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User Review  - Barbara - Goodreads

Both of my boys had to read this for school so I thought I would too. Tough to read about the holocaust but the main character is so engaging - he walks you through with innocent eyes. Read full review

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User Review  - Nhart - Goodreads

He's a boy called Jew. Gypsy. Stopthief. Runt. Happy. Fast. 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 ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 7
25
Section 8
32
Section 9
39
Section 10
147
Section 11
223
Copyright

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About the author (2003)

Jerry Spinelli has won the most prestigious awards in the industry, including the Newbery Medal for Maniac Magee and a Newbery Honor Award for Wringer.


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