Man from the Other Side

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Turtleback Books, Jan 1, 1995 - Juvenile Fiction - 186 pages
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"A Pole, 14-year-old Marek helps his stepfather smuggle goods into the Jewish ghetto, enduring trips through the foul sewers not from altruism but in order to reap lucrative profits . . . When Marek decides to help another Jew, his actions lead him into the ghetto during the peak of the uprising. The author(s) refusal to exaggerate gives the story unimpeachable impact".--Publishers Weekly.

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User Review  - Ozma - Goodreads

Featuring a boy named Marek/Marian from Poland, this book gives a chilling picture of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising from both the inside and the outside. Marek is not Jewish and lives with his mother and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Rosalie - Goodreads

I took a Holocaust Studies class this year, and read this book. It's geared for a young audience, but it does a great job of explaining the way things were in Poland at the time. It also gives an ... Read full review


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About the author (1995)

Uri Orlev was born in Warsaw in 1931. In 1996, Uri Orlev received the the highest international recognition given to an author of children's books. He now lives in Jerusalem.

A. B. YEHOSHUA is one of Israel's preeminent writers. His novels include A Journey to the End of the Millenium, The Liberated Bride, and A Woman in Jerusalem, which was awarded the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in 2007. He lives in Haifa.

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