Devil's Arithmetic PMC 3.99 Promo (Puffin Modern Classics)

by Jane Yolen | History |
ISBN: 0142404373 Global Overview for this book
Registered by CdnBlueRose of Lynden, Washington USA on 9/23/2005
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Journal Entry 1 by CdnBlueRose from Lynden, Washington USA on Friday, September 23, 2005
From Publishers Weekly
The Holocaust was so monstrous a crime that the mind resists belief and the story must be made new for each individual. Yolen's book is about remembering. During a Passover Seder, 12-year-old Hannah finds herself transported from America in 1988 to Poland in 1942, where she assumes the life of young Chaya. Within days the Nazis take Chaya and her neighbors off to a concentration camp, mere components in the death factory. As days pass, Hannah's own memory of her past, and the prisoners' future, fades until she is Chaya completely. Chaya/Hannah's final sacrifice, and the return of memory, is her victory over the horror. The book's simplicity is its strength; no comment is needed because the facts speak for themselves. This brave and powerful book has much it can teach a young audience.

Journal Entry 2 by CdnBlueRose from Lynden, Washington USA on Friday, February 24, 2006
reserved for morsecode

Journal Entry 3 by CdnBlueRose from Lynden, Washington USA on Sunday, October 08, 2006
Read this little book today - well told story of a horrible time in history - excellent book! Now it's off to morsecode!

Journal Entry 4 by morsecode from Woonsocket, Rhode Island USA on Monday, October 23, 2006
Thanks so much for sending this book to me, Rosie.
I've heard absolutely wonderful things about it.

Journal Entry 5 by morsecode from Woonsocket, Rhode Island USA on Thursday, January 11, 2007
Such a small book, but so powerful; it defies explanation. I can't believe that I didn't read this book sooner.

ETA: I'm reserving this book for Aceofhearts as it is on her wishlist.

Journal Entry 6 by wingAceofHeartswing from Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Sunday, March 11, 2007
received this bookas a RABCK from Morsecode. Thanks so much. It is always a pleasure to see you at the Meet-Ups

Journal Entry 7 by HoserLauren at Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Saturday, November 23, 2013
My mom, AceofHearts, passed away from breast cancer on September 17, 2013. Aside from being one of the best people I know, she was an avid reader and took immense pleasure in Bookcrossing, her book club, and reading many great books. Unfortunately she didn't get around to reading this book.

We had similar tastes in books and would share them whenever we read something we enjoyed. This book sounds interesting so I'm going to keep it to read.

Journal Entry 8 by HoserLauren at Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Sunday, July 13, 2014
Hannah is visiting her grandparents during Passover in 1988 America, wishing that she could be like her best friend Rosemary and eat candies at this time of year. Instead, she's tired of remembering the past and listening to her family talk about their experiences during the war. While performing one of the rituals of Passover, Hannah opens the front door and is transported back in time to 1942. She is called Chaya, which is her name in native tongue. She is now part of a new family, her parents supposedly died from sickness. Her uncle is getting married the next day and as the wedding makes its procession to the church, Nazis are in front of the church. The tell everyone that Jews are being relocated and to follow them. They aren't given a choice. The whole village is crowded in to a train and taken to Auschwitz.

Hannah lives through the horrors of Auschwitz and slowly forgets her role in the future. The tale is one we've all heard before but this doesn't make it any less of a travesty. This is supposed to be a children's book and I think it's a pretty good way of introducing what happened during the Holocaust to children 10 or so years of age.

Journal Entry 9 by HoserLauren at PATH (Toronto's downtown walkway) in Toronto, Ontario Canada on Saturday, December 09, 2017

Released 1 yr ago (12/6/2017 UTC) at PATH (Toronto's downtown walkway) in Toronto, Ontario Canada


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