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The Devil's Arithmetic - Jane Yolen, Steve Cieslawski
The Devil's Arithmetic
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This critically acclaimed novel by award-winning author Jane Yolen is now available in a beautifully designed new edition. Hannah dreads going to her family's Passover Seder—she's tired of hearing her relatives talk about the past. But when she opens the front door to symbolically welcome the... show more
This critically acclaimed novel by award-winning author Jane Yolen is now available in a beautifully designed new edition. Hannah dreads going to her family's Passover Seder—she's tired of hearing her relatives talk about the past. But when she opens the front door to symbolically welcome the prophet Elijah, she's transported to a Polish village in the year 1942, where she becomes caught up in the tragedy of the time. "Readers will come away with a sense of tragic history that both disturbs and compels." —Booklist
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780140345353 (0140345353)
ASIN: 140345353
Publisher: Puffin
Pages no: 170
Edition language: English
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EpicFehlReader
EpicFehlReader rated it
4.0 The Devil's Arithmetic by Jane Yolen | Holocaust Remembrance Day (April 12th)
Hannah dreads going to her family's Passover Seder—she's tired of hearing her relatives talk about the past. But when she opens the front door to symbolically welcome the prophet Elijah, she's transported to a Polish village in the year 1942. Why is she there, and who is this "Chaya" that everyone s...
Wyvernfriend Reads
Wyvernfriend Reads rated it
4.0 The Devil's Arithmetic
Hannah, Jewish and living in New York, is bored with Passover, having to go to the Seder and taking part in the rituals, listening to the boring stories of her relatives while her friends enjoy Easter is just not something she wants to do. But she does. When she opens the door to let Elija in, she...
LeahSL
LeahSL rated it
3.0 The Devil's Arithmetic
I think it's very challenging to create a middle-reader Holocaust story that isn't either "too much, too conflicting, it hurts!" or a little old hat--though to be fair, if you go through years of Hebrew school (as I did) you'll get a lot more Holocaust story exposure than most of Yolen's potential a...
The Cheap Reader
The Cheap Reader rated it
3.0 The Devil's Arithmetic
Really cool story.
A Little of the Book Life
A Little of the Book Life rated it
5.0
This book left me emotionally drained. From the moment Hannah opened the door and discovered a different world and I knew what was going to happen, I was filled with dread. The events themselves weren't so shocking, as I have learned about horror of the Holocaust, but the way in which it was presen...
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