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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 28, 2006

    hidden child

    Hidden Child is a biography written by a child that was Jewish and went through the Holocaust of World War II. Isaac lived with his mother and father in Paris. His father worked in the garment trade. After German invaded France the Jewish people feared for their lives. His father was taken to a German internment camp. ¿We only made the trip to Pithiviers that once because, soon after, family visits were no longer allowed.¿ Isaac and his mother were left by theirself. They hid in fear that they to would be taken. One morning there was a knock at the door and men where yelling open the door. But his mother didn¿t open it. They sat very quite until everything was still. Then they hid out in Papa shop until it was safe. Will Isaac and his mother be caught or will they escape? I didn¿t like this book that well. I feel that the pictures were a little confusing. If you read them then it told about the next page before you could get there. This is a biography. This tells about the little boy¿s life as a Jew during the Holocaust. The author Isaac Millman decided to write this book after telling him story to a group of students. After the War he was sent to live with an American family. He was drafted into the American Army and became an American citizen. Millman, Isaac. Hidden Child. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2005.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2006

    Biography Hidden Child

    This touching biography tells of young boy, Isaac, who was a hidden child. The author, Isaac Millman earned a degree in fine arts, and he worked for many years as senior art director at a large sales promotion agency. He is the author and illustrator of the Moses books and the illustrator of the Howie Bowles books. In this book he uses pages of illustrations to wrap up each section. This is a touching story, but I do not think I would recommend it for the classroom. Isaac is seven years old when the Nazis invade Germany. His father is taken away, and he and his mother are arrested. His mother bribes a guard at the prison to take Isaac. He is then put into a hospital where children pretend to be sick to keep safe. Shortly after that, he is passed from family to family. He meets a lady named Hena, and she quickly takes to Isaac and they form a excellent friendship. When the war is over, Isaac is adopted by Americans and learns that his parents have both died. Millman, Isaac. Hidden Child. New York: Frances Foster Books. Reading level: Ages 9-12

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2006

    Hidden Child

    This book chronicles the life of the author, who was a young child during the Holocaust. It begins by talking about the happy and normal life that the child had with his parents before France¿s invasion by Germany. Then slowly after the invasion, life became more and more restricted till finally his father was taken away to a concentration camp. Shortly after, the soldiers came after his mother and him, but they were able to hide from them. Their next move was to try to get to the free part of France, however, during their efforts they were captured and his mother and he were separated. The young boy was tossed from house to house, never knowing what had happened to his parents until he ended up with a woman named Hena who helped him out tremendously by hiding him with a family. The struggles of these people were great and many. Read this book to find out how this young boy fought hard through this persecution of the Jews. The author of this book who as I said was also the boy in the story was born in France. His parents had moved into France from Poland before his birth. After the war, as a teen he moved into the United States, becoming a U.S. citizen and later served in the armed forces. Millman says he draws his inspirations from real life and really enjoys writing children¿s books, because in them he can really let his imagination run free.

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