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  1. 4 out of 5

    Ms. Yingling

    E ARC provided by Edelweiss Max and Zena are surviving in Poland the best they can after their father is imprisoned by the Nazis. When Max tries to reach out of the ghetto for some berries, he ends up in the hands of the Nazis, but he and Zena manage to escape and run deep into the woods. With the help of a farmer who hides them in his barn, they manage to find their aunt Hannah, who is working for the Resistance. After several close escapes fighting the Nazis, the Russians come into Poland and E ARC provided by Edelweiss Max and Zena are surviving in Poland the best they can after their father is imprisoned by the Nazis. When Max tries to reach out of the ghetto for some berries, he ends up in the hands of the Nazis, but he and Zena manage to escape and run deep into the woods. With the help of a farmer who hides them in his barn, they manage to find their aunt Hannah, who is working for the Resistance. After several close escapes fighting the Nazis, the Russians come into Poland and the two children are reunited with their father and later immigrate to the US. Strengths: The plot of this is exactly the same as the novel; the synopsis above is from my review of the February 2014 original. The benefits of having pictures means that readers who don't have a background in this period of history can envision more accurately what Poland during WWII looked like. Sarraseca has done his research, and the clothing, buildings, and general palette give a good sense of the desperation of the time. While it is a harrowing story, it is ultimately a hopeful one, since Max and Zena do get reunited with their family. Weaknesses: I'm not an expert in what bomb explosions look like at close range, but some of them didn't seem realistic. When I saw some of the pictures, they made me think that everyone in the frame with the explosion would surely have died. Very dramatic, certainly! What I really think: This is really not for very young readers. Tarshis has a nice note at the end about how it's hard to write about this time period without going in to some level of atrocity, and this does have a shooting to the death, injuries due to shootings, and lots of bombing. For middle school, this is a great choice, although the originals are so short that the graphic novels hardly seem necessary. They'll be hugely popular with my readers.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Bonnie

    Really? I know young readers shouldn’t be traumatized by books, but this version of the holocaust in Poland is just such BS because it’s so sanitized. Between the gorgeous, blonde teenage aunt who disappears to join up with Jewish partisans to the father who miraculously escaped the train bound for a prison/concentration camp, then shortly after finding his family hiding in the woods with the partisans, to the generous breakfast shared with them by a polish resistance fighter/spy/farmer, kids wo Really? I know young readers shouldn’t be traumatized by books, but this version of the holocaust in Poland is just such BS because it’s so sanitized. Between the gorgeous, blonde teenage aunt who disappears to join up with Jewish partisans to the father who miraculously escaped the train bound for a prison/concentration camp, then shortly after finding his family hiding in the woods with the partisans, to the generous breakfast shared with them by a polish resistance fighter/spy/farmer, kids would read this book and think ooo what a fun adventure they had. Oh and of course the start of the book is a ridiculous tale of the kids seeing a raspberry bush outside the ghetto fence and crossing over without any problems until a soldier sees them, but don’t worry he doesn’t shoot them on sight like any ghetto nazi guard would have, instead he fumbles and both kids manage to escape.... argh. Give me a break. If kids aren’t ready for a little more truth, maybe they’re not ready to read about the Holocaust.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Donna Dobihal Smith

    I thought a graphic novel might not do justice to the serious nature of the topic. On the contrary, it is an excellent format for portraying the real life danger experienced by those who risked everything trying to survive, or help others survive, during this dark chapter in our history. The compelling story and superb art brings it to life for young readers. Highly recommended. Great book club choice.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Jan Hamilton

    This is a great book to introduce elementary aged students to the events of The Holocaust. They learn much new vocabulary and history in a safe text. My second grade grandson read it to me, and he was highly engaged in the story.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Dalton Wahome

    I love this book!

  6. 4 out of 5

    Gretchen

    I really liked it because it was very informational.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Adriana Aguillon

    Very educational I liked the illusion I liked the story plot I liked when the boy threw the rock at the Nazis soldier karma right there

  8. 5 out of 5

    Barb

    Glad the author added information at the end of the book to give a timeline and history of World War II.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Josiah

  10. 5 out of 5

    Stephanie Mead

  11. 5 out of 5

    Olivia

  12. 5 out of 5

    Kathy Denniston

  13. 4 out of 5

    Lacey Henry

  14. 4 out of 5

    Ambrielle

  15. 4 out of 5

    Walter

  16. 4 out of 5

    Amanda Foret

  17. 5 out of 5

    Candace Willard

  18. 5 out of 5

    Patty Mayer

  19. 5 out of 5

    Hana

  20. 5 out of 5

    MaryBeth

  21. 4 out of 5

    Leigh-ann Defreitas

  22. 5 out of 5

    Leah

  23. 4 out of 5

    Steph Jonker

  24. 4 out of 5

    Kate

  25. 5 out of 5

    Terra Barry

  26. 5 out of 5

    Elise Michael

  27. 5 out of 5

    Maddy

  28. 4 out of 5

    Jennifer Burnell

  29. 4 out of 5

    Heather

  30. 5 out of 5

    Tracy Bray

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