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The Lady with the Hat

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Yulek, a seventeen-year-old concentration camp survivor, makes his way to Palestine after World War II ends. There he meets Theresa, who was saved from the Nazis by Catholic nuns. Together they struggle to re-adjust to life after war. "A love story, a survival story, adventure, search, and suspense, all combine into the absorbing tale of a Holocaust survivor and newfound r ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published November 1st 1997 by Puffin Books (first published 1995)
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Ozma
Although the plot is a very typical boy-meets-girl, it is set against the vivid backdrop of pre-’48 Israel. One scene that was very memorable to me was the one where “illegal” Jewish immigrants dance the hora while being detained on a beach in Palestine. They hadn’t had much food or water, had been subjected to a very rough boat ride and a very rough landing, and were now being prevented from accessing their homeland. Most of them were very recent Holocaust survivors. Yet instead of lying defeat ...more
Emily Hollander
Genre: International
Awards: Mildred Batchelder Award
Grade Level: 5-6

This novel tells the story of a young Holocaust survivor. When he goes to Palestine, he meets a new friend and together the adjust to a new life after the horrific experiences in the concentration camps. This book would be beneficial in my classroom because it shows my students to aftermath of World War II and not just what happened in World War II. It also will expose them to international terms that were for the author's inten
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Lillian Cristina Loys
Genre: International
Grade Level: 5-6
Awards: Batchelder Award (1996)

How to use in a classroom:
This novel talks about World War 2, and how adapting to life after the war was difficult for those who made it out of the concentration camps. Friendship is a big part of this book, it is what gets the main characters through their tough times assimilating to their new and restored life. As a follow-up activity I would have the students go home and research other stories about World War 2 and the Holocau
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Michelle Polk
World War II has ended. What is left for the Jewish refugees? The promise land. This book is about a boy coming to grips with what he wants in life now that the war is over and no one is left from his family *or so he thinks*. This the story of a woman cast out of the family before the war because married Christian. She discovers a photo in a newspaper that looks like her brother when he was younger. She starts a journey to find the boy in this photo and finds a whole lot more! It is a wonderful ...more
Suzy
I thought that this book was way too simple of an idea. Exactly what you think will happen happens. I did wish that I had a lot more knowledge of Palestine and what the Jews and everyone else in Europe went through after the war years.
Brionna Rand
Many times I forget that foreign books, can be well written. Uri Orlev does an excellent job at portraying what life may have been like for those who did survive the camps and for those who had high hopes of finding losr family members.
Kristy
A Polish Jew named Yulek has survived the Holocaust and is ready to start a new life in Palestine. His mother's sister discovers that he is still alive and covers many miles to reunite with him. Previous Batchelder Award winner.
Lia
One of those true stories where you keep hoping and hoping and hoping. Shows the aftermath of the holocaust and what people had to go through to return to life. The persecution had not ended.
Mr.bubbles
The topic I respect, Jews.
Melissa
I liked it..holocaust
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Uri Orlev (Hebrew: אורי אורלב; born Jerzy Henryk Orlowski in 1931) is an award-winning Israeli children's author and translator of Polish-Jewish origin. Born in Warsaw, Poland, he survived the war years in the Warsaw Ghetto and the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp (where he was sent after his mother was shot by the Nazis). After the war he moved to Israel. He began writing children's literature in ...more
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