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Anna Goeldin - The Last Witch rPlus of food that other orphanseceive it When Misha ends up branded as a Jew and living in a ghetto in Warsaw the tables turn a bit and he begins to act the older brother ole for a young girl named Janina Janina s family was once wealthy and well to do and living in the ghetto is a hard adjustment for her Her father Tobiasz takes in Misha as one of the family and Misha smuggles food in from outside the ghetto to help feed the family and a house of orphans in the care of #Another Man Janina Takes #man Janina takes following Misha on these trips which is frustrating to me as a eader because she s the epitome of a spoiled brat She efuses to do what she s told or to "Stay Inconspicuous She Willfully Causes A Scene " inconspicuous She willfully causes a scene get her way and efuses to accept that her situation has changed I could not understand why Misha stuck by her I understand that he now considered her and Tobiasz as his family but I d have probably beat her to a pulp in that situation Her father is a kind man and next to Uri the only character That I Cared For He I cared for He to make sure that his daughter is safely away from the ghetto when he finds out that they are being Confidentiel défense resettled elsewhere a concentration camp but she stubbornly and selfishlyefuses I couldn t stand the little bratIt s hard for me to enjoy a story where so much focus is put on stupid or annoying characters that I cannot Care That Works: A Relationship Approach to Persons with Dementia relate to Every decision that Misha or Janina made was contrary to the one that I d have made in their place Janina ended upight where I thought she would in the end but until then every time that she wasn t caught by the patrols it was unrealistic and aggravating because she was essentially doing everything she could to be caught and just got insanely lucky time after time On top of that I felt like the writing was just off I don t know how to describe it but it felt simplistic to me even for a YA book But at the same time it felt like it was supposed to be imparting some great truths and while there were a few good uotes I didn t think that there was anything especially profound here So this was OK Not anywhere close to the best book I ve ead on this subject but not terrible I just expected a bit I think. 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. ,


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Milkweed by Jerry Spinelli is another disappointing addition to ecent Holocaust fiction which has made its way into classrooms displacing worthwhile and significant wo It s taken me a little while to put into words a eview for this book My son and I have been studying WW2 and the Holocaust We have ead and watched numerous stories fiction and non fiction pertaining to our unit study This book is one of the absolute best Don t get me wrong the content is difficult unfathomable and just downright hard to ead but if we want to understand history me wrong the content is difficult unfathomable and just downright hard to ead but if we want to understand history can t sugar coat it My son is 11 and became so deeply enthralled by this story that we ended up eading it every day for hours and hours just to get through to the end The story even though it is a work of fiction will stay with you for a very long time We even went out and bought a Milkweed plant for our garden after Rainer Maria Rilke: Gesammelte Werke (German Edition) reading this It should be on every middle schoolerseuired The Boy Who Slept in the Snow reading list 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 haveead some of this author s other works with my boys when they were young He writes youth and is always age appropriate #But I haven t loved his other books like I love this I wish I had #I haven t loved his other books like I love this one I wish I had across this particular book when I used to ead to my boys It would have brought about a great discussion that would surely have given them food for thought egarding WWII and the lives of children I give this book 5 stars for many Taking to the Streets: The Transformation of Arab Activism 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 neveread Selling Beauty: Cosmetics, Commerce, and French Society, 1750–1830 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 everead 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 ev. 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. MilkweedEn 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 ead over #the years Just sayin I love both Maniac Magee and Stargirl but this book left me #years Just sayin I love both Maniac Magee and Stargirl but this book left me I found it unbelievable I didn t A Gift of Time: Continuing Your Pregnancy When Your Baby's Life Is Expected to Be Brief really care about the characters Spinelli is usually good to pull me into the story but this story just made me feel yucky I didn t get the whole Candy man in the Ghetto Where did he come from In every story I ve everead about the Holocaust the children and adults are always afraid of the soldiers I found the idea of the Misha and Janina taunting the Mint man annoying It wouldn t have happened that way I found the story annoying and trite I expect better from SpinelliEdited to AddI think I figured out why this story bothers me so much Spinelli tells of a boy who is fast smart and lucky enough to escape the Nazis This stor I hope that nobody will look at smart and lucky enough to escape the Nazis This stor I hope that nobody will look at funny when I say that I love Bazaars, Conversations Freedom reading WWIIHolocaust stories I do I m drawn to the stories of the people I want to know what it is in us that makes us so cruel to others I m fascinated by people s storieseal or fiction I don t think that they should be ignored or forgotten and acknowledging them makes me thankful for the good things that I have in my life Milkweed is a story of an orphan in 1930s Poland who knows nothing but survival Not who he is who other people are nothing of the world around him He knows only that he is small and fast and able to snatch food To Russia with Love: An Alaskan's Journey right from under the noses of the people it belongs to He is eventually taken in by a gang of orphan kids and becomes the special ward of one in particular Uri Ieally loved Uri s character He s generous kind wise beyond his years in tune with the world around him and street smart He teaches or tries to teach our main character orphan who he later names Misha about life and how to keep it His character is almost that of a mentor or older brother to clean slate Misha and I loved that he was stern with Misha when Misha obliviously Punk Pedagogies in Practice ran dangerousisks that would endanger both Uri s and Misha s lives He makes sure that when they have a sur. 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 Student Movements for Multiculturalism: Challenging the Curricular Color Line in Higher Education realizes it’s safest of.