The Secret of Village Fool

The Secret of Village Fool

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Milek and his brother Munio live in a sleepy village in Poland, where nothing exciting seems to happen. They reluctantly do as their mother asks when she asks them to visit their neighbor Anton, knowing that the rest of the village laughs at him because of his strange habits of speaking to animals and only eating vegetables. Things change quickly when war comes to their town in the form of Nazi soldiers searching for Jewish families like that of Milek and Munio. Anton refuses to tell the soldiers where to find them, and then goes so far as to hide the family in his own home, putting his life at risk without a thought. Based on a true story.
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Product details

  • 9-12
  • Hardback | 32 pages
  • 221 x 284 x 10mm | 454g
  • Toronto, Canada
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white; 18 Illustrations, color; Illustrations, black and white; 18 Illustrations, color
  • 1926920759
  • 9781926920757
  • 1,281,412

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Upjohn...shines. With a reporter's eye for action and detail, she brings alive the horror, deprivation, and even boredom that the hidden Jews face while Anton, who never sheds his oddness, bravely denies their presence to both the Germans and the anti-Semitic villagers.-- "Publishers Weekly"
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109 ratings
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5 68% (74)
4 20% (22)
3 10% (11)
2 2% (2)
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