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The Little Boy Star: An Allegory of the Holocaust

Average rating
4 out of 5
Based on 18 Ratings and 10 Reviews

Book Description
A young Jewish boy is given a star to wear. At first he is proud of the decoration, but soon finds the star overshadowing him-no one sees the boy, only the star. Lonely, frightened, and helpless, he watches as other star-wearers are led away into the night. This affecting allegory, rich with symbolism, educates children about the events of the Holocaust in a way that young minds can easily grasp. ... More
Book Information
PublisherMilk & Cookies
Reading LevelAges 4-8
# of Pages32
Publication Date04/01/2006
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About Rachel Hausfater (Author) : Rachel Hausfater is a published author of children's books. A published credit of Rachel Hausfater is The Little Boy Star: An Allegory of the Holocaust.
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About Olivier Latyk (Illustrator) : Olivier Latyk is a published author and an illustrator of children's books. Published credits of Olivier Latyk include Animals of the Cold (Explore Your World), Exploring Space (Explore Your World), M... more
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About David A. Adler (Introduction) : David was born April 10, 1947. He graduated Queens College in 1968 with a BA in economics and education and licenses to teach mathematics and history. He then worked for nine years as a New York City ... more
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Reader Comments
1/8/2009 Jen Savage said: Simple writing and beautiful illustrations create a very powerful and touching story. This is a Holocaust story suitable for very young readers. I found the book to be incredibly haunting and was deeply moved by it. It is simply beautiful.
tags: I read, Inspired me, I recommend

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