Great Escapes presents accounts of narrow escapes to illuminate historical events from a distinct, personal perspective from a Holocaust survivor.
Susie Weksler was only eight in 1941 when Hitler’s forces invaded her Lithuanian city of Vilnius, a great center for Jewish learning and culture. Soon her family would face hunger and fear in the Jewish ghetto – but worse was to come. When the ghetto was liquidated, some Jews were selected for forced labor camps; the rest were killed. Susie would live – because of the courage and ingenuity of her mother. It was her mother who carried Susie, hidden in a backpack, to the group destined for the labor camps; who disguised her as an adult in makeup and turban to fool the camp guards; who fed her body and soul through gruesome conditions in three concentration camps and a winter “death march”; who showed her the power of the human spirit to endure.
Filled with wild and weird cars for every taste, kids will love this book of cars which double as amusement parks, fishing boats, or dog exercisers, and will love studying the pictures’ details and unique elements to be discovered over time.
In a photographic study of the immigrant experience in action today, a Vietnamese-American boy explains how he successfully lives astride two cultures, American and Vietnamese.
When Naomi and Mrs. Lumbago discover a mirror among the coins hidden by the late Mr. Lumbago, they notice that it changes the reflected image of the person looking into it, and find a cryptic message engraved on its back.
Through the perspective of Margot Frank, this novel follows Anne Frank.
In his letter to Alice, Grandfather describes how the Dreamkeeper captures the dreams that are full of dragons, witches, goblins, and elves, and keeps them safely away in dreamland.
Twelve-year-old orphan Rose, sent to live with unknown relatives on a farm in Canada, ventures into her aunt’s root cellar and finds herself making friends with people who lived on the farm more than a century earlier.