The Cats in Krasinski Square

The Cats in Krasinski Square

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By (author) Karen Hesse, Illustrated by Wendy Watson

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  • Publisher: Frances Lincoln Childrens Books
  • Format: Paperback | 32 pages
  • Dimensions: 248mm x 298mm x 6mm | 222g
  • Publication date: 17 April 2008
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1845079051
  • ISBN 13: 9781845079055
  • Illustrations note: 32 colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 109,910

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The cats in Krasinski Square once belonged to someone...and so did a young girl, whose family has been destroyed by war. Even as she and her sister struggle to survive amid the war's chaos, they risk their lives for a plan to help those still trapped behind Warsaw's infamous Ghetto walls. Newbery Medallist Karen Hesse has written a beautiful story about the courage of brave young women and men who, at great risk, fought not with weapons, but with their hearts and souls. Wendy Watson's luminous paintings inspire a visual journey to a time and place that should never be forgotten.

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Karen Hesse grew up in Baltimore, Maryland. From an early age she dreamed of being a professional writer and after 30 years, the dream came true. Along the way she found work as a waitress, a nanny, a librarian, an agricultural labourer, a secretary and a proofreader (plus a lot of other things). In 1998 she won the Newbery Medal for her novel Out of the Dust. Karen says she loves writing and can't wait to get to her keyboard every morning. She loves hiking and reading too, and spending time with her family and friends. She lives in Vermont, USA. Wendy Watson has written and illustrated many acclaimed books for children including Father Fox's Penny Rhymes, nominated for a National Book Award in the USA. She lives in Vermont, USA.

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Beautifully produced with large cream coloured pages and framed illustrations in appropriately subdued but luminous tones, reflecting the mix of hope and despair in the text. This poignant and subtly illustrated picture book would be a thought provoking addition to KS2 libraries. School Library Journal Newbery Medallist Karen Hesse has written a beautiful story about the courage of brave young women and men who, at great risk, fought not with weapons, but with their hearts and souls. Wendy Watson's luminous paintings inspire a visual journey to a time and place that should never be forgotten. www.bettybookmark.co.uk This is a poignant picture book for key stage 2 pupils and makes a serious subject accessible and human. English 4-11