A hero and the Holocaust : the story of Janusz Korczak and his children
- 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
- 1 of 1 copy available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)
0 current holds with 2 total copies.
|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|Hawley Public Library||E 921 Kor (Text)||33500008148421||Main||Available||-|
|Thief River Falls Public Library||e 921 KOR (Text)||35500003337555||Main||Available||-|
- ISBN: 0823415481 (hardcover)
1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 29 cm.
- Edition: 1st ed.
- Publisher: New York : Holiday House, c2002.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||Includes bibliographical references.|
|Summary, etc.:||A brief biography of the Polish doctor, author, founder of orphanages, and promoter of children's rights, who lost his life trying to protect his orphans from the Nazis.|
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Monthly Selections - #1 December 2002
Gr. 3-5. In a quiet, brief account of the Polish Jewish orphanage-director Janusz Korczak, who cared for hundreds of children in the Warsaw ghetto and then went with them to his death in Treblinka, this picture-book biography introduces the hero's personal story, putting it within the context of the fate of children in the Holocaust. Moving quotes from Korczak's diary are part of the text, and throughout Adler is careful to distinguish fact from surmise. The narrative, however, is just an outline, so the book's grade-school audience will need to talk with adults about the history of Nazism, the ghettos, transports, camps, and gas chambers. Adler does provide a brief afterward and a useful bibliography. The illustrations, oil paintings on linen in sepia tones, are unforgettable. They evoke the famous documentary photos of the time--starving children huddled on the sidewalk; a boy forced to march with both arms raised--as well as the brave elderly caregiver who stayed with the children through it all. ((Reviewed December 1, 2002)) Copyright 2002 Booklist Reviews