Escape to the Forest by Ruth Y. Radin
Based on a True Story of the Holocaust

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When the Nazis invade Poland, nothing is safe anymore.

Ten-year-old Sarah and her family must leave their home and live in a Jewish ghetto surrounded by barbed wire. There, life is a nightmare of cold and hunger where Nazi soldiers kill Jews at will. But Sarah still hears stories that give her hope--stories about a man who lives in the nearby forest, fighting the Nazis and sheltering the Jews.

Sarah's brother thinks they should try to escape to the forest. Her parents think they will be safer where they are. Sarah doesn't know who is right. But as life in the ghetto grows worse and worse, the forest may be their only hope.

Based on a true story of life during the Holocaust, this is a heartrending novel of one family's struggle to survive.

 

About Ruth Y. Radin

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Ruth Yaffe Radin is the author of nine other books for children. They include A Winter Place, a Reading Rainbow book and an ALA Notable Picture Book; and the novel All Joseph Wanted, which was selected for the Bank Street College of Education's Recommended List. The author lives in Center Valley, Pennsylvania. When she isn't writing books, she is composing music. Janet Hamlin has illustrated The Zoo Garden by Chris Hastings. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
 
Published March 1, 2000 by HarperCollins. 96 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Sarah’s mother, believing that life in the forest would be worse, refuses to leave the ghetto even after the family survives a selection by the Germans.

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A fascinating, little-known chapter of Jewish resistance and survival during the Holocaust is the basis for this novel, but Radin's (All Joseph Wanted) disappointing fictional treatment leaves the mos

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A fascinating, little-known chapter of Jewish resistance and survival during the Holocaust is the basis for this novel, but Radin's (All Joseph Wanted) disappointing fictional treatment leaves the most interesting part of the real-life story largely off the page.

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