Uri Orlev

Young Adult, 1988

Based on the true story of a young boy living outside the Warsaw Ghetto during WWII who helps his stepfather smuggle food and guns to the Jews on the other side. When Marek becomes involved with a Jewish escapee from the Ghetto, he finds himself caught in the middle of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising.


Highly Recommended, Foundation for the Collective Promotion of the Dutch Book, 1990

Preis der Leseratten, Germany, 1991

Honor List, Auswahlliste Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis, Germany, 1991

Honor List, Catholic Youth Book Prize, Germany, 1991

Story Book Honor, Parent’s Choice, USA, 1991

Notable Title, Children’s Book Council, USA, 1991

Bulletin Blue Ribbon, Center for Children’s Books, USA, 1991

Batchelder Award, American Library Association, USA, 1991

National Jewish Book Award, USA, 1992



Rights Sold to:

China: Bridging Culture; Denmark, Forum Forlag; France, Flammarion; Germany, Beltz; Holland, De Fontein; Israel, Keter; Japan, Iwanami Shoten; Spain, SM; Sweden, Raben & Sjogren; USA, Houghton Mifflin/Puffin Books


“This is a story of individual bravery and national shame that highlights just how hopeless was the fate of the Warsaw Jews as they fought alone and heroically against the Nazi war machine.” – School Library Journal, Starred

“[A] richly authentic story... Subtle, beautifully crafted, altogether compelling.” – Kirkus Reviews

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