Maus I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

Maus I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

by Art Spiegelman
     
 

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FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. The author-illustrator traces his father's imprisonment in a Nazi concentration camp through a series of disarming and unusual cartoons arranged to tell the story as a novel.

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FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. The author-illustrator traces his father's imprisonment in a Nazi concentration camp through a series of disarming and unusual cartoons arranged to tell the story as a novel.

Editorial Reviews

Wall Street Journal
The most affecting and successful narrative ever done about the Holocaust.
San Francisco Examiner
The power of Spiegelman's story lies in the fine detail of the story and the fact that it is related in comic-strip form.
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Spiegelman's startling comic about the Holocaust, which revolves around his survivor father's experiences, won a 1992 Pulitzer Prize. (Sept.)
School Library Journal
YA Told with chilling realism in an unusual comic-book format, this is more than a tale of surviving the Holocaust. Spiegelman relates the effect of those events on the survivors' later years and upon the lives of the following generation. Each scene opens at the elder Spiegelman's home in Rego Park, N.Y. Art, who was born after the war, is visiting his father, Vladek, to record his experiences in Nazi-occupied Poland. The Nazis, portrayed as cats, gradually introduce increasingly repressive measures, until the Jews, drawn as mice, are systematically hunted and herded toward the Final Solution. Vladek saves himself and his wife by a combination of luck and wits, all the time enduring the torment of hunted outcast. The other theme of this book is Art's troubled adjustment to life as he, too, bears the burden of his parents' experiences. This is a complex book. It relates events which young adults, as the future architects of society, must confront, and their interest is sure to be caught by the skillful graphics and suspenseful unfolding of the story. Rita G. Keeler, St. John's School , Houston

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780808598534
Publisher:
Demco Media
Publication date:
08/28/1986
Series:
Maus Series, #1
Edition description:
THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY
Pages:
159
Sales rank:
326,302
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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