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The Island on Bird Street (1981)

by Uri Orlev

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RGG: Reminiscent of Spinelli's Milkweed. A boy survives alone in an emptying Polish ghetto. A little more tell than show, dominated by the first person narration. Somewhat unbelievable perhaps. A happy ending.
  rgruberexcel | Jun 9, 2017 |
An 11-year-old boy must hide in an abandoned building in the Jewish Ghetto after being separated from his father, and stays there for several months waiting for his father to return.
Alternately heartbreaking and hopeful. A good and important read. ( )
  electrascaife | May 21, 2017 |
Yes it's a holocaust book. ?But: ?áit's a great read because this kid does a Robinson Crusoe/ Swiss Family Robinson thing, all by himself in the Warsaw ghetto after the residents who haven't starved have been sent to the camps. ?áHis bravery and ingenuity are inspiring and *fun* to read about. ?áThis is as engaging a read as any current fantasy-adventure... who needs evil viziers and trolls when you have real traitorous snitches (rats) and German soldiers? ?áThe kid even has a gun that his father (reluctantly, of course) trained him to use, and even has a little romance. ?á

Moreover, the introduction from the author, and the fact that it has been translated from the Hebrew, make this a must read, even if, like me, you're tired of reading about WWII. ( )
  Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Jun 6, 2016 |
Alex is left alone to hide in an abandoned building after his parents and most of his friends and other relatives are carted off by the Nazis. It’s a suspenseful story, a story where you don’t know who is good and who is bad, where you worry that friends may deceive you, where you never know when the Nazis will find you and cart you off, too. ( )
  debnance | Oct 25, 2015 |
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c. 1 The Alexander - Grossman Family
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During World War II a Jewish boy is left on his own for months in a ruined house in the Warsaw Ghetto, where he must learn all the tricks of survival under constantly life-threatening conditions.

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During World War II a Jewish boy is left on his own for months in a ruined house in the Warsaw Ghetto, where he must learn all the tricks of survival under constantly life-threatening conditions.

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