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The Doll With the Yellow Star (Hardcover): Yona Zeldis McDonough
The Doll With the Yellow Star (Hardcover): Yona Zeldis McDonough

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The Doll With the Yellow Star (Hardcover)

Yona Zeldis McDonough; Illustrated by Kimberly Bulcken Root

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Claudine, a French Jewish girl, goes to live with relatives in America during WWII, shortly after her eighth birthday. As a gift, she had received Violette, a doll onto whose cape she had sewn a tiny yellow star, the hated symbol all Jews had been forced to wear. After a shipboard fire, Claudine loses her belongings, including Violette. Eventually, her father joins her in New York and brings the terrible news of her mother's death. At war's end, Claudine and Papa return to France, hoping to reclaim their lives, but they no longer feel at home there. She and Papa move back to New York and Claudine, a skilled writer, continues to pen stories. Then comes a wonderful surprise. This tender offering for younger readers would have been more affecting had McDonough not told it from an adult's viewpoint; her coolly detached present-tense voice distances readers from Claudine's tale. Root's gentle, delicate paintings balance the grim realities. (Fiction. 8-12) (Kirkus Reviews)
A tender story about the power of love in the face of loss
Nine-year-old Claudine doesn't want to leave her much-loved home in France to go live in America, not without her parents. But she knows about the shortages, about the yellow stars Jews must wear, and about Adolf Hitler. And she knows that there are some things she needs to do even when she doesn't want to. It's wartime, and there is much that is different now. There are more things that Claudine will lose to this terrible war. But not everything that is lost must be lost forever. Here is a moving story about lost and found lives, and the healing power of love.

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Imprint: Henry Holt & Company, Inc.
Country of origin: United States
Release date: October 2005
First published: September 2005
Authors: Yona Zeldis McDonough
Illustrators: Kimberly Bulcken Root
Dimensions: 221 x 163 x 15mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 90
ISBN-13: 978-0-8050-6337-0
Barcode: 9780805063370
Categories: Books > Children's & Educational > Fiction > Historical fiction
Books > Children's Fiction & Fun > Historical Fiction
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LSN: 0-8050-6337-4

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