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Yellow Star Paperback – 27 Jan 2009

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Product details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Age Range: 9 - 12 years
  • Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children's Books (27 Jan. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1845079086
  • ISBN-13: 978-1845079086
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 1.6 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (159 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,929,692 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This is a moving, compelling account of Nazi inhumanity and a family's refusal to capitulate. (Irish Examiner )

I read this at one sitting unable to stop reading… Jennifer Roy is to be congratulated for telling her aunt's story and for choosing to do it in the blank verse which is so effective. (School Librarian )

About the Author

Jennifer Roy is the author of more than thirty books for children and young adults, including Israel: Discovering Cultures. A former teacher, she holds a BS in Psychology and an MA in Elementary Education. Yellow Star is based on the childhood of Jennifer's aunt Sylvia, who provided extensive interviews as the author was writing this book. Jennifer lives in New York.

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A charmingly written story about the terrible life for Jews in the Polish ghetto of Lodz.

This is the story of Syvia written by a relative many years after the events of the War. Svyia spent much of her childhood in the ghetto but she and her family miraculously survived.

Jennifer Roy tells Syvia's story from her memories but in blank verse. It works beautifully.
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A amazing story of human survival .... We all know or should know the terrible things that happened to the Jews in the war, I was scared for all the people in this book. We must never for get. A fantastic way to convey the story though a child's eyes. A must read.. A story that must be read in lesson at school.. Sylvia thank you for telling us your story. Of your wonderful brave family..
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Beautifully written - takes you there. A quick read - took me less than 90 mins but lasts with you for a long time after.
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I was gripped from the start. A story of the holocaust through the eyes of a child. The fear, uncertainty, confusion and innocence with which a child witnessed one of the most horrifying events in history had me unable to stop reading and at times trying not to cry as I sat on the train reading her story. Definitely recommend this one.
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I read this in an evening. A lovely beautifully written, gentle read. As its written from a survivor memories as a child growing up, you can use your imagination to fill the gaps if you want, although i didnt feel the need.
I can thoroughly recommend it to children, and adults alike.
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Some of the very best books written for older children or young adults are great reads at any age and this is just exactly that in my view. It is poetic in style and format, and clear in its messages about the Holocaust and horrors of hiding as a child for years. The author is the niece of the Jewish woman who shared her childhood experiences in Lodz Ghetto in Poland. I highly recommend it to people of all ages who seek a better understanding of genocide and war.

Tim Merriman
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I was a bit reluctant to read this book.
But also felt I needed to understand what really did happen.
It was an eye opening story from a child's memory that will stay with you.
All this in a positive way of a very brave race who were almost destroyed by a maniac and cruel cowards who followed him. I have never read about the subject before but I am glad I did.
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Fantastic book,I really enjoyed it. I would recommend this to adults and older ks2 children and above. This book makes you realise how lucky you are!
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