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READ & DOWNLOAD Milkweed í PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB O wants to be a Nazi some day with tall shiny jackboots and a gleaming Eagle hat of his own Until the day that suddenly makes him change his mind And when the trains come to empty the Jews from the ghetto of the damned he’s a boy who realizes it’s safest of I loved loved this book It was so well written and I completely fell in love with the characters I wanted to leap through the pages and save them all I have read some of this author s other works with my boys when they were young He writes youth fiction and is always age appropriate But I haven t loved his other books like I love this one I wish I had come across this particular book when I used to read to my boys It would have brought about a great discussion that would surely have given them food for thought regarding WWII and the lives of children I give this book 5 stars for many reasons It was well written it was age appropriate it had a great message it kept me interested and the author nailed the basic nature of humans in each character whether good or bad I usually never read reviews before I have written my own I can t believe how many people have written that this wasn t the best book they have ever read on the WWII and the persecution of Jews when they were not the intended target audience for this book It wasn t meant to be the best book ever written on WWII or the holocaust I think Spinelli accomplished the telling of this awful time in history in a manner in which kids would understand and even sympathize with without scaring them for life And I think that is saying a lot especially when I consider some the inappropriate books my kids have been given to read over the years Just sayin

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READ & DOWNLOAD Milkweed í PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB All to be nobodyNewbery Medalist Jerry Spinelli takes us to one of the most devastating settings imaginable Nazi occupied Warsaw of World War II and tells a tale of heartbreak hope and survival through the bright eyes of a young orphan From the Hardcover edition I would venture that this is a read alike for The Boy in the Striped Pajamas Set in Poland during World War II Milkweed is told through the uniue perspective of one of those lost through the cracks kids Our MC Misha for all intents and purposes is a thief a runner an orphan a gypsy with no memory of his life before the story begins He steals food to survive and has zero awareness of what is going on in his little world outside of the speeding images that he runs past daily Misha stumbles upon a group of boys thieves like himself and learns a bit about what is happening and what it means The imagery is startling in it s youthful metaphors and innocence Spinelli uses Misha s voice to show us what the world looked like and what it truly means to be invisible This is one of those books that reminds me I m a monster or that I have broken eyes or some such thing I bet this book makes loads of people cry but not me my eyes were bone dry

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READ & DOWNLOAD Milkweed í PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB He’s a boy called Jew Gypsy Stopthief Runt Happy Fast Filthy son of Abraham He’s a boy who lives in the streets of Warsaw He’s a boy who steals food for himself and the other orphans He’s a boy who believes in bread and mothers and angels He’s a boy wh I initially read this book to determine whether it was appropriate for my 11 year old daughter to read Although it is considered a YA novel any book fiction or non fiction with a theme centered around the holocaust is a novel I want to preview before allowing my child to absorbI was immediately drawn to the short sentence structure and uick action From the beginning the reader is drawn into an eight year old orphan boy s innocent view of a world where he must steal and become virtually invisible to survive It s a uick read I read it in one day It is the boy s innocent and honest view of the world around him during one of the most horrific times in history that kept me turning the pages The boy s innocence and naivete to the chaos and pure hatred surrounding him is touching and rather humorous at times Although Milkweed is a work of fiction it made me wonder how close it came to the inner workings of a child s mind during this time period While the central theme revolves around the time leading up to the holocaust it only takes the reader through the time when Jews were relocated out of their homes to the ghetto It touches briefly on the time of deportation when those housed in ghettos were put on trains for human shipment to concentration camps However it never visits the horrors of an actual concentration campSome of the prevalent messages that stood out for me in Milkweed were those of hope love and inner happiness at a time when Nazi occupation colored the world gray with irrational hatred and unfair brutality I found myself lingering with thoughts of the book long after I read the final page After reading Milkweed I would allow my daughter to read it I think I would rather read it with her though so if she had any thoughts or uestions we could talk about it along the way

  • Paperback
  • 208
  • Milkweed
  • Jerry Spinelli
  • English
  • 09 October 2017
  • 9780440420057