In My Pocket by Dorrith M. Sim

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Told in a child's voice, this story of a young German-Jewish girl who, in 1939, is carried to a new, safe life in a foreign country transcends time and offers an immediate, intimate glimpse into a world on the brink of war.

About Dorrith M. Sim

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Fitzgerald is an award-winning illustrator of numerous
Published May 16, 1996 by ABC/The All Children's Co.. 32 pages
Genres: Travel, War, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, History, Education & Reference. Fiction

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Sim's first picture book powerfully universalizes a life- altering event of her childhood, the sending of German Jewish children away from their parents to the UK where they would be safe from the Nazis.

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When the girl arrives in London, she is met at the train station by a couple who recognize her from a photograph, and she greets them with the only English words she knows: ""I have a handkerchief in my pocket."" Henceforth she uses that sentence to reinforce all new words (""I have a dog in my p...

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