Malka : Winner of Deutscher Bücherpreis, Kategorie Kinderbuch, 2002, of Zürcher Kinderbuchpreis 'La vache qui lit' 2001 and of IBBY Ehrenliste 2004

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When the roundups start, Malka's mother knows she must get her daughters-seven-year-old Malka and sixteen-year-old Minna-across the Hungarian border to safety, a place where they hope Jews can live in peace. But escape proves harder than they could have imagined, with bleeding feet, bad weather, and homesickness, and little Malka falls ill. Left behind to be brought across when the threat has passed, Malka finds herself in a terrifying world full of strangers, starvation, and constant fear of Nazi roundups. As time passes, it becomes more and more apparent that the threat is far from over. Completely alone, Malka struggles to stay hidden, unaware that miles away, a brokenhearted mother is searching frantically for her lost little girl.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 280 pages
  • 109.2 x 172.7 x 17.8mm | 158.76g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0142402699
  • 9780142402696
  • 1,518,587

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A book worth adding to collections of heavily used Holocaust fiction. (BCCB)
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About Mirjam Pressler

Mirjam Pressler is a novelist, translator, and award-winning author of several children's books. She is a highly regarded expert on the life of Anne Frank and her have been translated into many languages. She lives in the Bavarian countryside.
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