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  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 - 7
  • Lexile Measure: 960L (What's this?)
  • Series: First bullseye book
  • Paperback: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Yearling; Reprint edition (April 25, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0679870407
  • ISBN-13: 978-0679870401
  • Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 5.2 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #348,346 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

Set in Austria in 1938, this tale of a Jewish family's escape to Switzerland, said PW, "has plenty of heartstopping moments... [but] the historical details are treated lightly." Ages 7-11.
- the historical details are treated lightly." Ages 7-11.
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From School Library Journal

Grade 3-4-Clara treasures the two antique dolls that came with her grandmother when the family fled from the pogroms in Russia to Austria. Now the family is planning to escape from Nazi-occupied Austria, and Clara intends to take them with her. When Mama sews her treasured silver candlesticks into the petticoat of her oldest daughter, they make noise and Papa is afraid they will clank and alert the border guards. Clara then suggests hiding the candlesticks in the dolls' straw stuffing since this is their second "night crossing," and they are not afraid. This is a suspenseful escape story written for transitional readers. The danger is clear but not belabored. The stress is on the family's closeness and courage. The dolls and candlesticks are tangible representations of continuity and tradition, which comfort and sustain the family. An epilogue reveals the fate of the Jews who did not escape, including Clara's grandmother. Ackerman's writing is clear and direct; despite its simplicity, it is never banal. This is an excellent fictional introduction to the Holocaust that is slightly easier to read, but for the same audience as, Claire Bishop's Twenty and Ten (Peter Smith, 1984). It will also be a good choice for less proficient older readers wanting World War II novels.
Louise L. Sherman, Anna C. Scott School, Leonia, NJ
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 6, 1998
Format: Paperback
WOW, what a great book. I think it was deffenatly intended for little children becuse it was'nt that discriptive and was'nt that gross. So after that I rate it about a 8-9. I realy recomend it to any one who realy wants to hear of a girl who grows up in a war zone.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 2, 1998
Format: Turtleback
Not an ocean, but the mountains. How much must one sacrifice to keep the twin treasures of life and liberty in Nazi Europe? Not exactly The Sound of Music minus the score, but...a good, short read. A brave Jewish family, with two quick-witted daughters, determines to escape Austria in 1938, before they are relocated into a concentration camp. A brief introduction to elementary children about racial atrocities without the gore. Many historical details are quietly woven into this modest tale of familial determination. This book should stimulate questions and interest in the Holocaust.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 4, 2000
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I like The Night Crossing by Karen Ackerman. It showed how hard it was to escape for freedom. It was a short book, but people probuly went through more then what happened to then in the story. Some families may not have had as many people and then they couldn't carry a lot of their things. Some people didn't have place to stop for safety. These people had their hard times and easy times that is what makes this book good. I hope you read and enjoy it because it is great!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Audrey Edwards on January 7, 2013
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I used this book to discuss the holocaust and make text to world connections in my 6th grade social studies.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Michelle S. Katzman on September 17, 2009
Format: Paperback
I like this teaching book. Easy for children to read and also gives them an insight to other cultures and the hard life of others.
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Format: Kindle Edition
This is an excellent book written for young people in a way that enables them to understand the horror of War and man's inhumanity to man. A wonderful lesson of courage, family loyalty and the ability of children to adapt to unpleasant circumstances when necessary. I will recommend this book for my grandchildren to add to their reading list.
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