Marek has never thought about the Jewish people who live in the Warsaw Ghetto near his home—until he helps his stepfather smuggle food and guns through the sewer to sell there. Even then, he does not truly understand what it means to be isolated, persecuted, and faced with almost certain death at the hands of the Nazis. Then Marek meets a Jewish man on the run—and, in helping him, is thrust into the middle of an uprising.
“From the first page, this grabs you like a thriller.”—Booklist, starred review
“Subtle, beautifully crafted, altogether compelling.”—Kirkus Reviews, pointer review
"This is a story of individual bravery and national shame that highlights just how hopeless was the fate of the Warsaw Jews as they fought alone and heroically against the Nazi war machine." —School Library Journal, starred review
|Publisher:||Penguin Young Readers Group|
|Product dimensions:||4.40(w) x 7.20(h) x 0.60(d)|
|Lexile:||930L (what's this?)|
|Age Range:||10 - 14 Years|
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The man from the other side is fantastic, although there are some parts that kids younger than 10 shouldn't read it. It is also a harder read, so it would be for teens. The last thing I want to point out is that this is a true story.
i hated this book
I think that this was a very good book! It was a little slow but did get the point across of what a 14 year old would think in the time of World War 2. It was a good book was it was a little tuff to understand if you are younger than 12. In the end I would recommend this book but to better readers.
I really enjoyed this book. It was a very realistic description of what a teenage boy goes through in a small town occupied by Germans, in the early 1940s. The problems he faces are interesting, and very easy to follow. This was a really good book for young adults and above, but anyone younger than age 12, probably wouldnt enjoy it as much because it would be hard for a younger person to understand.