Janusz Korczak's Children

Janusz Korczak's Children

by Gloria Spielman, Matthew Archambault
     
 

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In the years between World War I and World War II, young Henryk Goldszmidt dreamed of creating a better world for children. As an adult, using the pen name Janusz Korczak, he became a writer, doctor, and an enlightened leader in the field of education, unaware to what use his skills were destined to be put. Dr. Korczak established a Jewish orphanage in Warsaw where he…  See more details below

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In the years between World War I and World War II, young Henryk Goldszmidt dreamed of creating a better world for children. As an adult, using the pen name Janusz Korczak, he became a writer, doctor, and an enlightened leader in the field of education, unaware to what use his skills were destined to be put. Dr. Korczak established a Jewish orphanage in Warsaw where he introduced the world to his progressive ideas in child development and children’s rights. When the Nazis occupy Warsaw, the orphanage is moved to the ghetto, and when the two hundred children in his care are deported, Dr. Korczak famously refuses to be saved, marching with his charges to the train that will take them to their deaths. This biography of Janusz Korczak is a chapter book for elementary school readers and has full-color illustrations.

This is a fixed-format ebook, which preserves the design and layout of the original print book.

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The Polish Jewish writer and educator Janusz Korczak was best known for his medical career and the orphanage he developed and directed under a progressive educational philosophy harboring children's rights. Focused on the importance of childhood, Korczak was at the height of his much-respected career, with a radio show and published articles and books for both adults and children, when the Nazis invaded Poland and displaced the Jews to the Warsaw ghetto. Ever cognizant of the children's well-being and fears, Korczak stayed with them, accompanying them to certain death in Treblinka, even when an officer, who valued the author's children's stories, offered to save just him. The brown-and-gray toned, often crude and graceless acrylics portray scenes of Korczak's life and surroundings as outlined in the sometimes undemonstrative, stilted yet easy-to-read text. A lackluster rendering when compared with David Adler's A Hero and the Holocaust, illustrated by Bill Farnsworth (2002). (afterword, chronology, bibliography) (Biography. 7-10)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781480478626
Publisher:
Kar-Ben Publishing
Publication date:
04/01/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
40
File size:
14 MB
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Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

Meet the Author

Gloria Spielman was born in London. She spent much of her childhood reading stories and writing her own. She has a bachelor’s degree in Hebrew and Jewish history and a master’s degree in linguistics. She is the author of Janusz Korczak’s Children (Kar-Ben). She lives in Israel with her five children, her American husband, David, and many books.

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