IL 3-6, RL 6.3
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A young Jewish boy, living in Poland during World War II is given a harmonica
by his father. The devoted family share a love of dancing and music,
and the boy learns to play Shubert on his harmonica.
Captured by Nazi soldiers, the parents and the boy are sent to separate
concentration camps. The boy is left with only his harmonica to give
him comfort. There, he will be called on to use his talent in an
interesting, unsettling, but life-changing way.
Tony Johnstonís story reads like poetry. Ron Mazellanís pictures
unfold like memories, warm, cold, foreboding, menacing, and triumphant.
This picture book, inspired by a true story, can be used on lessons about
the Holocaust, World War II, and the tragedy of war. (Gail King, email@example.com,
USC - SLIS)
Harmonica -- Fiction.
Jews -- Fiction.
Concentration camps -- Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Fiction.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Fiction.
Permission is granted for the
noncommercial duplication and use of this resource, provided it is substantially
unchanged from its present form and appropriate credit is given.