The Magician of Auschwitz

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Product Details

Price
$18.95
Publisher
Second Story Press
Publish Date
Pages
32
Dimensions
8.86 X 0.36 X 11.28 inches | 0.87 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781927583463
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About the Author

Kathy Kacer's books have won a number of awards, including the Silver Birch, the Red Maple, the Hackmatack, and the Jewish Book Award. A former psychologist, Kathy now travels the globe speaking to children and adults about the importance of keeping the memory of the Holocaust alive. Kathy lives in Toronto with her family.
Kathy Kacer is well known for her children's books about the Holocaust, including The Secret of Gabi's Dresser and The Magician of Auschwitz. Her books have won many awards, including the Silver Birch, the Red Maple, the Hackmatack, and the Jewish Book Award. A former psychologist, Kathy now travels the globe speaking to children and adults about her books. Kathy lives in Toronto with her family.

Reviews

"A moving Holocaust story for younger readers about a young boy sent to Auschwitz and befriended by a magician...A poignant, inspiring story of friendship, hope and survival."--Kirkus Reviews
"It is never easy reading a book about the Holocaust, especially one targeted specifically for young readers...The challenge for any writer telling children about this horrific time is balance... truth without all the terrifying details. Kathy Kacer rises to this challenge and knows how important it is that children learn about this tragic time in history. She manages the daunting task to not glorify, sensationalize or sugarcoat all the facts...Kacer proves that you can talk to young people about serious and sad issues...In fact, educators can use books like this as an entry point to discuss what life might have been like for young people at this time and use it as a opportunity and a vehicle to draw upon current events for other examples of situations today that threaten the well-being of other ethnic groups. Highly Recommended."--CM Magazine
"Newland's haunting illustrations feature an appropriately muted palette dominated by light grey, muddy brown, and greyish indigo. Paired with Newland's realistic style, the colours give the impression of looking at old photographs...A wonderful springboard for discussion about the Second World War and the atrocities committed during the Holocaust, and should be considered an essential purchase for every public and school library."--Quill & Quire
"The dark brooding illustrations aptly evoke the darkness and inhumanity of the setting. The only spots of colour are the red in the playing cards and the Nazi arm bands. This is an excellent tale to teach children about the horrors of the Holocaust."--Resource Links
"Infused with hope and a message about human capacity for good in the face of evil."--Publishers Weekly