The Cats in Krasinski Square by Karen Hesse

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Newbery medalist Karen Hesse tells a harrowing, true story about life in the Warsaw Ghetto during WWII.

When Karen Hesse came upon a short article about cats out-foxing the Gestapo at the train station in Warsaw during WWII, she couldn't get the story out of her mind. The result is this stirring account of a Jewish girl's involvement in the Resistance. At once terrifying and soulful, this fictional account, borne of meticulous research, is a testament to history and to our passionate will to survive, as only Newbery Medalist Karen Hesse can write it.
 

About Karen Hesse

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Karen Hesse is the award-winning and critically acclaimed author of many books for children. Her titles include WITNESS, THE CATS IN KRASINSKI SQUARE, and the Newbery Medal winner OUT OF THE DUST, among many others. She lives in Vermont with her husband and two teenaged daughters.
 
Published September 1, 2004 by Scholastic Press. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, History, Travel. Fiction

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A young Jewish girl and her sister, “passing” as Polish in WWII Warsaw, plot to sneak food, brought by collaborating train passengers, into the ghetto.

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The child's older sister, Mira ("all that is left of our family"), describes the "newest plan" to smuggle food into the Ghetto: friends will come by train, hiding food in their satchels, which the sisters and others will sneak through the cracks in the Wall.

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I picked this book off the library shelf because I saw that it was about cats, and we love cat books around here.

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A Patchwork of Books

haha: “You have to buy a book so that you know what comics you can buy?!

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