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Corri ragazzo, corri

4.07  ·  Rating details ·  1,269 ratings  ·  133 reviews
Una fuga senza fine e senza la nozione di un fine chiaro, certo, riposante. Solo per salvarsi la vita a tratti, per prendere respiro. Un bambino di otto anni, fuggito dal ghetto di Varsavia – dove ha visto sua madre sparire in un attimo come per una malefica magia – passa da un gruppo di ragazzi alla macchia, a case di contadini protettivi o malvagi e delatori, a soldati t ...more
Kindle Edition, 169 pages
Published June 5th 2014 by Salani (first published 2001)
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Catherine Gillespie
We started studying World War II, and so the kids are reading a lot about that time period. I’m attempting to keep up somewhat with their books so that we can discuss issues. My son (age 8) read Run, Boy, Run, a true story of a young boy who escaped the Warsaw ghetto and lived on the run until the end of the war. It’s an amazing story, and the references to difficult things are oblique enough that younger kids might not catch them.

I probably wouldn’t do this book as a read-aloud, but for indepen
This book has been translated to English. This is a true story of a Jewish boy that lived in hiding during the war, sometimes in the woods, sometimes with the kindness of others. Such a story of survival! Sometimes heartbreaking sad. I do wonder what his life would have been if not for the war and I wonder what happened to the people that risked their life to help him.
Jun 11, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another important book based on the true story of a Holocaust survivor and on a list of books I have for my course for Middle School teachers using literature to teach the Holocaust.
Jan 02, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The book I’m reviewing is “Run, Boy, Run” written by Uri Orlev. It’s a fiction book. Orlev’s theme teaches people to never give up easily and keep a promise to live everywhere by a nice lying, contains to continue to live although a lot of terrible events happened to oneself.
The main character in “Run, Boy, Run” is Srulik. He lost his father when he and his mother moved to Germany from Poland, and left his two brothers and one sister. When Srulik and his mother came to Germany successfully, t
Feb 23, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Run, Boy, Run by Uri Orlev has won several awards including the IBBY Hans Christian Anderson Award and the 2004 Batchelder Award (an award given to outstanding literature that was originally written in a foreign language and translated into English—this book was originally written in Hebrew). It is based on the true story of Srulik Frydman, a young Polish boy who was also Jewish, during World War II. In the beginning of the novel he’s living with his family in the Polish Warsaw Ghetto, but soon ...more
Mary Ann
May 14, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Could you live in the forest? With no family, no tent, no sleeping bag, and no food? All while being chased by soldiers intent on taking you prisoner? No, this isn't The Hunger Games -- it's real life. After losing his family, eight-year old Jewish boy, Srulik Frydman, had to live like this in the Poland countryside during World War II. Uri Orlev tells Jurek’s compelling tale of survival in this book for children. During his time in hiding, Srulik changed his name to “Jurek Staniak,” and occasio ...more
Apr 01, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Kerima McLucas
Historical fiction

Run, Boy, Run is a story of Srulik, a young Jewish boy who is able to survive the Holocaust. He is torn from his mother and father who are fleeing from the German soldiers. Srulik lives mostly in the forests of the Warsaw Ghetto, where he meets some boys that teach him how to survive. He is taken in by several families that treat him good, but turn on him later. When there is trouble and the German’s look for Srulik, he is told to move on. Srulik finds food and sh
Luke Pensallorto
This book was a very outstanding realistic fiction book. It told the story of a young boy and how he escaped his ghetto and went on the run from the Nazis. This book was full of twist and turns. A mid paced book but the scene changed everyone once in awhile. I really liked this because it told different adventures that I personally enjoyed. I would recommend this book.
Nancy Leeds
An amazing young boy. I just finished reading it and went to see the movie. The movie did a good job of tolling the book. If you can't read this do see the movie
Peyton Nicastro
Apr 03, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A novel that will bring tears and smiles

A lonely eight year old Jewish boy fights for his life in the hard Holocaust times. The book starts out with Srulik living with his family in the Warsaw ghetto. An event happens that leaves Srulik living on his own in the dark woods dodging German soldiers. He and his real identity must remain hidden from all Germans or his life is on the line. He sometimes jumps from farm to farm looking for work and safety. One women is particularly nice to Srulik and h
Marley Gureno
Apr 02, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Choice book 4, Quarter 3.
Run,Boy,Run is a historical fiction book written by Uri Orlev. Run,Boy,Run starts of in a Gestapo, the story jumps around a lot one place it went to was Warsaw and ended in the city of Lodz. Run,Boy,Run follows a nine year old boy named Shulik who is a Jew. He ends up changing his name to Jurek to stay alive in the war. Jurek struggles to find some people to help him.

Shulik Jurek in the main character. he changed his name and said he was polish as he runs fro
Ryqer Scheuerman
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Jorge Perez
May 01, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Run, Boy, Run by Uri Orlev is a true account about an 8 year old young Jewish boy named Srulik who lived during WWII as a resident in the Warsaw Ghetto. Srulik was forced to escape the ghetto after his family was killed by Nazi soldiers. Srulik's journey through the Polish countryside has him being tested on surviving as he struggles on finding shelter from strangers, finding enough food, and hiding from people who would turn in Jews to the Nazis.
I personally liked this book because Srulik's jou
Carter Tschumper
In Run, Boy, Run by Uri Orlev, a Jewish boy named Srulik has to survive in Nazi occupied Poland after escaping the Warsaw Ghetto. He finds hardships with the winter and comes to appreciate the silent heroes of the war. This book is great for a different perspective on the Holocaust. It gives you the point of view of an orphan who survives in unorthodox ways at only 10 years old. The author, Uri Orlev, was a Holocaust survivor himself and wrote this book directly from the source. This makes the b ...more
Htar Naing
This book takes place approximately between 1941- 1945 because the setting of this book is during the holocaust era. It is also during the World War II. The settings of this books are in Warsaw and Poland. Since it is during the holocaust, the Jews are the people who are having a very hard time. The dictator, Hitler, is eventually causing the Jews’ genocide. This book is a historical fiction based on the real story.

The main protagonist of this book is an eight year old boy, Srulik Frydman. He
Mar 17, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Probably one of the most depressing books I have read in awhile. It tells the tale of a Polish Jewish boy who is on the run from the Nazis & death. He survives in the wilderness and by the kindness of strangers. He changes his name and pretends to be Catholic. Words cannot describe the hardships he faced including losing his arm.
Sep 02, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A boy must forget his family and religion in order to survive the Nazi holocaust. He story tells of the horrors faced with limited graphic details. There is also hope and inspiration. Identifying circumcised males as Jewish may cause some confusion amongst young American boys since circumcision is so popular in America.
Alyssa Owens
I enjoyed this book, and it did a good job on showing how horrible it was for people that lived during the Holocaust. This is a good book to incorporate in a classroom when learning about Holocaust survivors.
Feb 15, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In this book, I really felt like I was the character, I even forgot his original name was Srulik xD. Although the ending did confuse me a bit tbh.
Jun 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An excellent and very moving book on the holocaust and survival among the Poles. I read it when I was only a little older than the protagonist (~10).
Lilia Emiraliyeva-pitre
A sad story of a Jewish boy who wanted to survive.
Christian Chen
Oct 11, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have seen the movie first and I was so intrigued and touched by the events that have unfolded. Got the book to read more of it in details. It's so much better than the movie although there are so many events that I couldn't keep count of so many events and I can't help but to wonder what has happened to all those people who have helped Jurek along the way. All the kind souls.
A true story translated from Hebrew about Srulik, an 8 year old Jewish Polish boy in World War Two. Srulik lives in the Polish Ghetto with his mother after his father and siblings have disappeared. One day while he and his mother are searching through garbage cans for food, she disappears. He does not know the way home or exactly where he lives. He befriends other boys around his age and they steal and scrounge for food. They escape into the woods and live there until they are separated. Srulik ...more
This book won the 2004 Batchelder Award, given for a book originally written in a foreign language and translated into English. It is the story of Srulik Frydman, a young (7 or 8 when the story begins) Polish Jew living in the Warsaw Ghetto with his family. As he & his mother are scavenging in trash bins for food to take on their journey of escape, his mother disappears, leaving him completely alone. What follows is the survival story of Srulik, who takes the name Jurek to hide his Judaism. ...more
Miss Amanda
gr 5-8 186 pgs

WWII Poland. 8 year old Srulik is out scavenging for food with his mother in the Warsaw Ghetto. When he looks up his mother has disappeared. Unable to find his way home, Srulik wanders eventually escaping the ghetto. Always searching for food and safety, Srulik is frequently hungry and scared. Whenever he knocks on a door, he is never sure if he will be given help or be turned in for money to the Nazis. He always remembers what his father said to him the last time he saw him that h
Richard Cumpston
1. Run, Boy, Run
2. Uri Orlev
3. Nonfiction
4. 6 Points
5. Young Adults
6. Run, Boy, Run is about a boy named Surik who's being hunted down by Nazi soliders to go to a concentration camp. He starts out being captured by the Nazis in Warsaw and escapes with a couple of other boys. he escapes, despite all the other kids get killed. he makes his way across Poland while stopping at houses for food and protection. Throught the story he starts to have memory loss. He mixes his name up and it becomes Jurick
Brooke Mullins
Nov 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reading-4050
Run, Boy, Run is a very interesting book. I could not put it down. What makes this book so special is that it is a true story and its about an event that many of us can not relate to, the Holocaust.

I would assign this book to high school level children. There are a few curse words and it is meant for a mature audience. This book is translated from Hebrw. This book won the Bachelder Award.

This book would be good for a Jackdaw assignment for an introduction of a research paper.

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Run boy, run was a very sad and disapointing book. This story is based in Wold war 2 in the time of the nazis. The main character called Sruilek Frydaman and he is sepparated from his parents at the age of 8, when he becomes Jurek Staniak. But the most gripping moment happened when he re-met his father when being chased into a farm. The father is telling his son to wipe everything out from his memory, including him and his mother to not forget that he is a Jew. And from then on he prayed night a ...more
Aug 29, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 6th-grade-read
This book is a true story that takes place during World War II. It is about a nine year old boy who is trying to survive. I was really amazed at all that he had to go through all of that trouble and pain and yet he was always so confident. The ending caught me off guard but it was really sweet and I enjoyed it.
Run, Boy, Run is really intense and a little scary. It's a bit confusing and hard to process at some parts in the book. I loved the way Uri Orlev really brought out the strong and intel
Oct 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“'Srulik, there’s no time. I want you to remember what I’m going to tell you. You have to stay alive. You have to! Get someone to teach you how to act like a Christian, how to cross yourself and pray" Those were Srulik last words from his father. A young Jewish boy is fighting for his life in rural Poland. He has watched his mother being taken from him, and seen his father being shot. Srulik struggles to escape being captured by the nazis. He knows that even the smallest mistake will no only end ...more
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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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