The Harmonica

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Charlesbridge Publishing, 2004 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
49 Reviews
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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Best book illustrations ever - Goodreads
The author did a wonderful job with the illustrations. - LibraryThing
The pictures are inc - Goodreads

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User Review  - nlinco1 - LibraryThing

The Harmonica is a harsh tale of a orphan boy who lived through the nazi takeover. He is passionate about music, in-particularly his harmonica. I liked this book for 3 reasons. One reason is that the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kami - Goodreads

Sad tale. I liked the message, but the writing seemed a bit choppy so my younger kids had a little bit of trouble following it. Well worth reading. 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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