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Fifteen-year-old Rivka Liebermann, the daughter of a highly respected doctor in Prague’s walled Jewish quarter, has just learned of her arranged betrothal to Oskar Kara, her brother’s friend. Although Oskar seems gentle, kind, and wise, she hardly knows him. Whenever she thinks of the upcoming marriage, she feels a terrible pain in her stomach. Rivka thinks that if she cou...more
Hardcover, 144 pages
Published March 8th 2001 by Cricket Books
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Rain Misoa
Apr 29, 2013 Rain Misoa rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Short Book Lovers and people who don't mind religion.
Recommended to Rain by: Library
What a cute, simple read. This did not take me long at all to finish. I read it in one sitting.

I went to the library (no surprise there; I practically live at the library), looking for something different to read. Something brand new and out of my normal go-to genre. Well, when I was browsing the shelves, I stumbled upon this book right here. What drew me in at first was the cover. It was beautifully illustrated and bright with an assortment of colors. So I picked it up, read the synopsis, and t...more
Tori
Jul 24, 2011 Tori added it
2003- Before this book, I never knew about the Jewish ghetto in Prague, where Jews lived for hundreds of years, barely making much contact with the outside world, and when they did, facing great discrimination along the way. Rivka, the main character, is considered to be part of the upper class in the ghetto. Her father is a doctor, and she is set to marry a man who everyone loves- except her, for she doesn't even know him. After seeing a bit of the outer world of the ghetto on an errand with he...more
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