The Broken Mirrorby Kirk Douglas, Jenny Vasilyev (Illustrator), Jenny Vasilyev (Illustrator)
Growing up in Munich in the 1930's, young Moishe loves to hear his sister, Rachel, read him his favorite story: a fairy tale about an evil mirror broken and scattered by Satan. He wonders whether shards of that mirror, which have the power to turn people's hearts to ice, still exist. A few years later, when the Nazis imprison his family in a concentration camp, he knows that they do.
By the end of the war, Moishe is the only one of his family still alive, and he no longer wants to be Jewish. He tells the AMerican liberators he is a Gypsy named Danny and i sent to a Catholic orphanage. WHen his best friend at the orphanage is adopted, Moishe is unable to bear yet another loss in his short life. He runs away. Yet when all seems utterly hopeless, he learns that the light of Sabbath candles is warm enough to melt the ice that has formed in his own heart.
In this moving story of a young boy's flight from his past, legendary actor and acclaimed author Kirk Douglas reminds us that sometimes we must embrace our most painful memories to uncover a brighter future. He tells a timeless tale of loss of faith and its recovery.
- Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
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- Product dimensions:
- 5.63(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.52(d)
- Age Range:
- 9 - 12 Years
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I have just read the other reviews, and I couldn't agree more! I love to read as well as write stories about boys, so I read this one and I'm glad I did! Kirk Douglas has always been one of my favorite actors, but fell in love with him again, you might say, when I read it for the first time. I loved Danny's character, and the relationship with his sister was also moving! I never had a sister but if I had one, (especially if she was older) I think I could get used to having one just like her. If you think that this is JUST a kids novel, think again I'm twenty-two, and I still like to read it! Thanks Mr. Douglas! you gave the world more than just great movies, you gave us a very heart- wormming novel!
I LOVED this book. It was a quick easy read, and was the best book! I have read it twice and loved it each time. It has to do with WWII, and it was a little sad. Hopefully you will get the chance to read it to!