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Yellow Star Paperback – 27 Jan 2009
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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.
Top Customer Reviews
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.
I can thoroughly recommend it to children, and adults alike.
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Fantastic read, so detailed in every way. Very chilling how the Jews were treated during and after the war.Also very sad.Published 3 months ago by tracey mackay3c21wer e1rv1vrdqsrv1 rqqf fqf fqdd qf gg qqg q dgg 2 q gg g g qg gqg d gq gqg gqg
Beautifully written account, vivid recollections. Whilst conveying the true horrors of her time in the ghetto, it is done with such innocence that I feel my own children could... Read morePublished 4 months ago by anonymous
This book tells of the sheer viciousness of the Germans and the anti Jewish polish people.the bravery of so many people,in spite of terrible conditions and the threat of death... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Erin
Thought provoking ,lovely read and my first kindle experience. A a a a a a a a a a aPublished 4 months ago by Bob
This book gives an insight into how a child coped with the atrocities of the holocaust.
I couldn't put this book down, the descriptions of everyday life for the young girl and... Read more
What a well written book, I would be happy for my children to read it. Perhaps the best story I have read in a long time, thank you Jennifer.Published 9 months ago by stefjud
This was a story recalled by a child survivor of the Polish Jewish ghetto. Its author, a relative, uses a strange writing style, which fails to assimilate the rich primary source... Read morePublished 21 months ago by discerning