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
But then she remembered how scared she'd been the first time she'd had to ask
the Four Questions at the Seder and she stopped. Instead she reached out and
held his hand tightly as the elevator rose to the ninth floor in a single great swoop
The Seder wasn't even in the right order, not like they taught in Sunday school.
When Hannah tried to protest, she was shushed down by Uncle Sam. “It's Will's
way. Don't make trouble,” he said. Hannah stared at the moon. Tomorrow they'd
Hannah knew it meant “it would have been enough,” but she suddenly felt that
nothing was enough except to get out of that room and that Seder in which
nothing fair or fun was happening. And then she remembered the wine. That, at
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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
LibraryThing ReviewNutzerbericht - electrascaife - LibraryThing
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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