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The Cats in Krasinski Square

The Cats in Krasinski Square

Fall 2004 Fiction
Ages: 7 - 10 yrs.
Author: Karen Hesse
Illustrator: Wendy Watson
ISBN: 0-439-43540-4
Hardcover Price: $16.95
Review:
How does one tell children about one of the most atrocious crimes in history without destroying their hope for life?

In this gently stunning description of cats, the Warsaw Ghetto and the Jewish Resistance in Poland, Karen Hesse and Wendy Watson tell the story of some Polish people who collected all the cats in Krasinski Square and let them out to divert hungry Nazi attack dogs. A magnificent accomplishment of the people and the author and illustrator.

Diana Huss Green   ©2004 Parents' Choice


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