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A Boy of Old Prague

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When a young serf is caught stealing, the lord of the manor sentences him to service in the Jewish ghetto, where he discovers unexpected kindness. This tale of tolerance, suitable for 9- to 12-year-olds, features distinctive illustrations by Ben Shahn. Its return to print after 25 years will bewelcomed by teachers and other educators.

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Published May 1st 1980 by Scholastic (first published 1963)
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Excellent children's book that my son was required to read for 7th grade Humanities class. Ish-Kishor does an amazing job at showing the feelings and character of people without revealing their thoughts. It is told completely from the point of view of Tomas who is a sympathetic hero. His troubles come from trying to help his family. His happiness and sorrow/tragedy, as well as maturity, come from his punishment. This book is a great choice for introducing the plight of the Jews through history a ...more
One of my childhood favorites! Would like to find a copy and read again.
I wanted to have read aloud books for our trip to Prague and so searched for some nonfiction...found this one..we actually read it before we left and it was a good story..good historical perspective but not a real easy read aloud book in terms of reading flow...
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