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The Devil's Arithmetic - Jane Yolen
The Devil's Arithmetic
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781616848309 (1616848308)
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 176
Edition language: English
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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...
Party of Five
Party of Five rated it
4.0 The Devil's Arithmetic
Hannah is a bored preteen, tired of her Jewish family's traditions and her weird grandfather's outbursts. On the night of Passover Seder, she opens the door to greet the profit Elijah, but instead enters the past. Now she finds herself in the train being shipped to the camps for processing, were eve...
Wyvernfriend Reads
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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 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.
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