Erika's story

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Creative Editions, 2003 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 24 pages
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A woman recalls how she was thrown from a train headed for a Nazi death camp in 1944, raised by someone who risked her own life to save the baby's, and finally found some peace through her own family.

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Powerful story about the Holocaust and how one little girl escaped a fate of being in the concentration camp as a baby.

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This book portrays survival and a love for a child. A love so great that a parent would throw a baby out of a moving train, in hope to give them a better life than what they could provide. A love so great that an instant parent who found a baby in the grass, provides the best life that child would have ever realized. 

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About the author (2003)

Ruth Vander Zee, teacher and author, has also written Erika's Story, illustrated by Roberto Innocenti (Creative Editions), and Mississippi Morning, illustrated by Floyd Cooper (Eerdmans). Ruth lives in Miami, Florida.

Italian Roberto Innocenti taught himself the craft of illustration as a young man and has since become one of the world's most recognizable children's book illustrators. His work has garnered wide critical acclaim and such honors as the Bratislava Golden Apple Award and a 2004 nomination for the Hans Christian Andersen Award.

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