The Devil's Arithmetic
Scholastic, 1988 - 170 Seiten
Hannah resents stories of her Jewish heritage and of the past until, when opening the door during a Passover Seder, she finds herself in Poland during World War II where she experiences the horrors of a concentration camp, and learns why she-- and we--need to remember the past.
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It wasn't a particularly long trip from New Rochelle to the Bronx, where her
grandparents lived, but the car was overheated as usual and Aaron complained
the entire way. “I'm sick,” he said loudly. Whenever he was unhappy or scared,
A few miles farther on, Aaron begged, “Tell me a story, Hannah, please. Please.
Please.” “For God's sake, tell him a story,” her father said, pounding his right hand
against the steering wheel. Driving in city traffic always made him cranky.
They spent minutes calling out to each other about how difficult Aaron was to find
this year, until Grandpa Will put his fingers to his mouth and let out a piercing
whistle that brought them all back. Hannah had been waiting at the bathroom
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LibraryThing ReviewNutzerbericht - Audriana0202 - LibraryThing
I read this book as a 12 year old and I remember loving it, but could not remember why. After reading it for the second time, I still love it. I’m not sure if it’s Yolen’s writing, making me feel what ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
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A young girl is frustrated with her relatives, who stress the importance of remembering the past, especially during the family's Seder. But she learns the devastating importance of remembrance, when ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
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