A Pocket Full of Seeds

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iUniverse, 2005 - Juvenile Fiction - 148 pages
8 Reviews
Nicole Nieman has never really thought about being Jewish. Now, with the Nazis occupying France, it is the only thing on her mind. An almost endless stream of refugees comes to stay at their house, and her parents wonder if they too ought to escape over the border to switzerland or take the chance and wait it out. Then one awful day Nicole comes home from school to find her parents and her sister gone. The Nazis who have taken them are still looking for her. Where can Nicole hide? And will she ever see her family again?

"A significant addition to the growing collection of children's books dealing with World War II."
-The Boston Globe

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Review: Pocket Full of Seeds (Nicole Nieman #1)

User Review  - Eleanor - Goodreads

i remember reading this some time in junior high. it left a great impact on me then, and re-reading it as an adult confirmed to me how powerful and stirring this story is. i would definitely recommend it to those who are jr high/sr high or want to read it with their children . Read full review

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User Review  - Emily - Goodreads

Although things are becoming more difficult for French Jews 1938-1944, the change is so gradual that her family does not leave, and suddenly it is too late. Read full review

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About the author (2005)

Marilyn Sachs, author of "Lost in America," is also the author of more than 40 award-winning books, including A Pocket Full of Seeds, and the National Book Award finalist The Bear's House. She is a lifetime member of the Jane Austen Society and founder of its San Francisco branch.

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