Jacob's Rescue by Malka Drucker

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Once Jacob Gutgeld lived with his family in a beautiful house in Warsaw, Poland. He went to school and played hide-and-seek in the woods with his friends. But everything changed the day the Nazi soldiers invaded in 1939. Suddenly it wasn't safe to be Jewish anymore.


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About Malka Drucker

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Rabbi Malka Drucker is an award-winning author of nearly twenty books, including Jacob?s Rescue; The Family Treasury of Jewish Holidays; and Rescuers: Portraits of Moral Courage in the Holocaust, another joint project with photographer Gay Block; the ?Rescuers? photo exhibition has traveled to more than seventy venues and was the basis for a Showtime television series.
 
Published December 23, 2010 by Yearling. 128 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Young Adult, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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 Left with an aunt when their widowed father escaped Poland in 1940 (``It's not safe for Jewish men...[but] No civilized country would hurt women and children''), Jacob Gutgeld and his brothers were sent to different hiding places outside the Warsaw Ghetto as the Nazis' intentions became evident.

May 20 2010 | Read Full Review of Jacob's Rescue

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Filled with small but telling moments, this fact-based novel concerns a courageous Polish family that hides two Jewish brothers during WW II. Ages 9-12. (Aug.)

Jul 04 1994 | Read Full Review of Jacob's Rescue

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``Marissa squirmed in her seat with a stomach crying out for food,'' begins this fact-based novel about a Polish family that hides two Jewish brothers during WW II. Unfortunately, such prose frequentl

Mar 29 1993 | Read Full Review of Jacob's Rescue

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