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 made her eyes look shifty. Shifre— shifty. She could remember that. And Esther
was plump with rosy cheeks and a mouth that seemed to rest in a pout. She was
round like an Easter egg. Esther-Easter. The third girl, the Cossack Yente, had a
“Imagine,” said Yente, “your parents must have been fabulously wealthy. Richer
than Yitzchak the butcher. As rich, almost, as the rendar himself.” “The rendar's
house has twelve rooms,” Rachel said. “Thirteen,” Yente corrected. “My mother's
Putting her arm around Hannah's waist, Rachel smiled. “Let her be. She is only
catching her breath.” “You are the one who has trouble catching her breath,” said
Yente the Cossack. She wrinkled her long nose. “But Chaya has plenty of breath.
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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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