Katarina by Kathryn Winter

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During World War II in Slovakia, a young Jewish girl in hiding becomes a devout Catholic and is sustained by her belief that she will return home to her family as soon as the war ends.
 

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Published April 1, 1998 by Farrar Straus Giroux. 272 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Religion & Spirituality. Fiction

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In a starred review, PW called this semi-autobiographical novel of a Jewish girl in WWII Slovakia astonishing for its uncanny grace and dexterity in handling harrowing subject matter. Ages 10-up.

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Whether recreating Lena's progressive household, a forest ritual prescribed by a witch, or Katar na's thoughts as she spends months alone in hiding, the prose reverberates with authenticity.

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In a starred review, PW called this semi-autobiographical novel of a Jewish girl in WWII Slovakia ""astonishing for its uncanny grace and dexterity in handling harrowing subject matter."" Ages 10-up.

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In this semi-autobiographical novel, eight-year-old Katarina is bewildered by the hullabaloo surrounding her Jewish heritage in World War II Slovakia.

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