The Devil's Arithmetic
Penguin, 01.10.1990 - 176 Seiten
"A triumphantly moving book." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review
Hannah dreads going to her family's Passover Seder—she's tired of hearing her relatives talk about the past. But when she opens the front door to symbolically welcome the prophet Elijah, she's transported to a Polish village in the year 1942. Why is she there, and who is this "Chaya" that everyone seems to think she is? Just as she begins to unravel the mystery, Nazi soldiers come to take everyone in the village away. And only Hannah knows the unspeakable horrors that await. A critically acclaimed novel from multi-award-winning author Jane Yolen.
Winner of the National Jewish Book Award
An American Bookseller "Pick of the Lists"
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Especially this year, when Passover falls on the same day as Easter? We've
talked and talked about it. First we've got to go home and change. Then we're
going to Grandpa Will and Grandma Belle's for the first night's Seder.” “I'm not
They were all in a tight semicircle around Grandpa Will. He was sitting in the big
overstuffed chair in front of the TV set, waving his fist and screaming at the screen
. Across the screen marched old photos of Nazi concentration camp victims, ...
Maybe it was an interesting story if someone else told it, Hannah thought, but
Grandpa Will had a voice that buzzed like the plague of locusts, and he made
sour lessons at every pause. The Seder wasn't even in the right order, not like
“Now, Poppy,” Hannah's mother protested, “she's only twelve.” “Thirteen,”
Hannah said. Eva had patted her hand. “And when my sister Eva was thirteen,
what she would have given for a little glass of watered wine . . . ,” Grandpa Will
had begun ...
When it was Hannah's turn, she emptied her entire glass. “Elijah can have it all,”
she said grandly. Grandpa Will smiled down the long table at her. “What a good
girl. For being so unselfish, you can open the door for the prophet and welcome ...
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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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