Author: Hans Peter Richter, Edite Kroll
The story of a Jewish boy and his family caught in the horror of the rise of the Nazi party and the Holocaust.
A classic collection of ten German cautionary tales in rhyming verse about some naughty children and the fates that befall them when they misbehave.
Author: Morris Gleitzman
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
Felix, a Jewish boy in Poland in 1942, is hiding from the Nazis in a Catholic orphanage. The only problem is that he doesn't know anything about the war, and thinks he's only in the orphanage while his parents travel and try to salvage their bookselling business. And when he thinks his parents are in danger, Felix sets off to warn them--straight into the heart of Nazi-occupied Poland. To Felix, everything is a story: Why did he get a whole carrot in his soup? It must be sign that his parents are coming to get him. Why are the Nazis burning books? They must be foreign librarians sent to clean out the orphanage's outdated library. But as Felix's journey gets increasingly dangerous, he begins to see horrors that not even stories can explain. Despite his grim suroundings, Felix never loses hope. Morris Gleitzman takes a painful subject and expertly turns it into a story filled with love, friendship, and even humor.
The Final Journey
Author: Gudrun Pausewang
Publisher: Puffin HC
Alice is eleven years old, and it is wartime. She is on a train with no seats, no lights, no sanitary facilities. Her parents and her grandmother are missing, and Alice doesn't know where she is going. Maybe she will get to play outside again, maybe she will see her parents. But as the train rolls on, Alice begins to realize that just when you think things can't possibly get any worse, they do.
Considered by many the greatest war novel of all time, All Quiet on the Western Front is Erich Maria Remarque’s masterpiece of the German experience during World War I. I am young, I am twenty years old; yet I know nothing of life but despair, death, fear, and fatuous superficiality cast over an abyss of sorrow. . . . This is the testament of Paul Bäumer, who enlists with his classmates in the German army during World War I. They become soldiers with youthful enthusiasm. But the world of duty, culture, and progress they had been taught breaks in pieces under the first bombardment in the trenches. Through years of vivid horror, Paul holds fast to a single vow: to fight against the principle of hate that meaninglessly pits young men of the same generation but different uniforms against one another . . . if only he can come out of the war alive. Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more. “The world has a great writer in Erich Maria Remarque. He is a craftsman of unquestionably first rank, a man who can bend language to his will. Whether he writes of men or of inanimate nature, his touch is sensitive, firm, and sure.”—The New York Times Book Review From the Trade Paperback edition.
Author: Janne Teller, Martin Aitken
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
When thirteen-year-old Pierre Anthon leaves school to sit in a plum tree and train for becoming part of nothing, his seventh grade classmates set out on a desperate quest for the meaning of life.
Alan and Naomi
Author: Myron Levoy
In New York in the 1940s, a boy tries to befriend a girl traumatized by Nazi brutality in France.
Author: Gudrun Pausewang
Three Cave Mountain
Author: Per Olov Enquist
Publisher: Overlook Press
After being bitten on the bottom by a crocodile, Mina's grandpa knows that serious care is needed and so, with Mina's sister and cousins to assist, they set off on a perilous journey up Three Cave Mountain to seek the help they need.
Nathan the Wise
Author: Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
Time for Outrage
Author: Stéphane Hessel
This controversial, impassioned call-to-arms for a return to the ideals that fueled the French Resistance has sold millions of copies worldwide since its publication in France in October 2010. Rejecting the dictatorship of world financial markets and defending the social values of modern democracy, 93-old Stéphane Hessel -- Resistance leader, concentration camp survivor, and former UN speechwriter -- reminds us that life and liberty must still be fought for, and urges us to reclaim those essential rights we have permitted our governments to erode since the end of World War II.
Death in Venice
Author: Thomas Mann
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Celebrated novella of a middle-aged German writer's tormented passion for a Polish youth met on holiday in Venice, and its tragic consequences. New translation with extensive commentary.
The Bargello Book
Author: Frances Salter
This is a welcome reprint of Frances Salter's classic book on Bargello. Bargello is a canvaswork craft produced in wools and silks andcharacterised by parallel lines of straight stitches that producegeometric formations, often with remarkable 3D effects. Being quickerthan other forms of needlework and basically comprising repeatpatterns, it is a relatively simple technique to master. This bookcontains 34 stitch patterns of both traditional and modern patterns.All are carefully explained and graded according to difficulty to guidethe user and help build confidence and proficiency.
The Bone Man
Author: Wolf Haas
Publisher: Melville House
The wry and rueful Columbo of Austria investigates a grisly murder at a beloved restaurant where snooty Viennese gourmands go to eat … fried chicken. At a wildly popular chicken shack in the Austrian countryside, a gruesome discovery is made in the pile of chicken bones waiting to be fed into the basement grinder: human bones. But when former-police detective now private eye Simon Brenner shows up to investigate, the woman who hired him has disappeared … Brenner likes chicken, though, so he stays, but finds no one will talk. And as he waits for the disappeared manager, there’s one ghastly find after another. Perhaps the most raucous book in the series, The Bone Man manages to make fun of institutions from high cuisine to soccer while nonetheless building relentless suspense based in all-too-real social issues. Smart, tense, and funny, the book makes clear why Carl Hiaasen called Wolf Haas “the real deal.”
Author: James Heneghan
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Thirteen-year-old Declan lives only for revenge. His mother, father and sister were all killed on the streets of Belfast, and Declan will stop at nothing to settle the score. When he is torn away from his native soil and sent to live with relatives in Canada, he is disgusted by their efforts to welcome him into their lives, and determined to make them regret their hospitality. Can he devise a plan to return to Ireland and rejoin his cause? Or will the strange beauty of his new life and surroundings weaken his resolve?