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I Will Come Back for You: A Family in Hiding During World War II Hardcover – September 27, 2011
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It's the kind of story that gathers more meaning for the reader as she gains maturity. Very masterfully written. I definitely want to purchase this one.
The first charm is a donkey. The donkey represents the happy times that Jacob, Sabina and their children had in Rome before the war. They would often go to the park and ride on the backs of gentle donkeys.
The second charm is a piano. Jacob would play the piano and sing to his family each night when he got home from work. One day, Jacob learned that he and all Jewish men had to move to a small village up in the mountains. The music ended and the family missed Jacob very much.
The third charm is a bicycle. Jacob learned that the Germans were coming to the village and all the Jewish detainees would be moved to a concentration camp. Jacob ran away and hid in the mountains. A friendly farmer carried Sabina on the handlebars of his bicycle to a safer hiding place higher in the mountains. The children were left behind but hoped to be reunited with their parents as soon as it was safe.
The fourth charm is a pig. The children hid in baskets of live piglets and were carried high into the mountains on the back of a donkey. They were reunited with Sabina and lived with her on a farm until the war ended.
The next two charms are a barn and a spinning wheel. These charms represent the time that Sabina and the children lived on the farm. Sabina worked in the fields and even learned to spin yarn from sheep's wool. They looked like part of the farmer's family so no one suspected that they were Jews.
The Last charm is an ocean liner. Sabina learned that Jacob had joined the partigiani, a group of people who were fighting against the Germans. He was killed by Nazi solders who found his hideout.Read more ›
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with children up to adults about having to hide during WWII. A picture is worth a thousand words. I can share this with my English students.Published on March 25, 2013 by Claire
"I Will Come Back for You" is inspired by the author-illustrator's mother's life in Italy during WW II. Read morePublished on May 3, 2012 by Z Hayes
I, in no way would have bought an illustrated book that a 3rd oor 4th grader could have read. No where does it say it is a childs book. Read morePublished on January 30, 2012 by Sharib