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    Star of Fear, Star of Hope (Paperback) By (author) Jo Hoestlandt, Translated by Mark Polizzotti, Illustrated by Johanna Kang

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    DescriptionNine-year-old Helen is confused by the disappearance of her Jewish friend during the German occupation of Paris.

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    Star of Fear, Star of Hope
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jo Hoestlandt, Translated by Mark Polizzotti, Illustrated by Johanna Kang
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 32
    Width: 236 mm
    Height: 280 mm
    Thickness: 6 mm
    Weight: 181 g
    ISBN 13: 9780802775887
    ISBN 10: 0802775888

    BIC E4L: FXX
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y2.1
    BIC subject category V2: YFT
    BIC E4L: HIS
    DC22: FIC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 22500
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Merchandise Category: JUV
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: YXS
    B&T Book Type: EF
    B&T General Subject: 214
    Ingram Subject Code: CJ
    Libri: I-CJ
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 84
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/HOLOCT
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET050
    Ingram Theme: CULT/FRANCE
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: JUV016060
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: JUV039060
    LC subject heading: , ,
    LC classification: PZ7.H67145 ST 2000
    Thema V1.0: YFM, YXHB, YFT
    Edition statement
    Walker & Company
    Imprint name
    Walker & Company
    Publication date
    01 August 2000
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Review quote
    "Like Richter's Friedrich (1970) for older readers, this picture book dramatizes the Holocaust from the point of view of a gentile child who watches the mounting persecution of a Jewish friend. Translated from the French, the story is narrated by Helen, who remembers herself at nine years old in 1942 when the Nazis occupied northern France. Why does her best friend, Lydia, have to wear a yellow star? Why are people in hiding and using strange names? What is Lydia afraid of? Helen quarrels with her friend, and then Lydia is taken away, and Helen never sees her again. The book won the Graphics Prize at the 1994 Bologna Book Fair. The pastel pictures in sepia tones are understated, with an old-fashioned, almost childlike simplicity. In contrast to the quiet pictures of the children together inside the house, there's a climactic double-page street scene of a long column of people carrying suitcases and being marched away by the French police. Without being maudlin or sensational, the story brings the genocide home." --Hazel Rochman, "Booklist " "This poignant account of childhood innocence destroyed by the Nazi occupation of France touches both heart and mind. A woman named Helen, remembering her ninth birthday, still regrets the angry comment she made that day to her Jewish friend Lydia -- who disappeared the next morning when the Nazis began rounding up the Jews and arresting them. The illustrations are minimal in detail yet emotionally evocative."--"The Horn Book"