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The Resource The book of Aron : a novel, Jim Shepard

The book of Aron : a novel, Jim Shepard

Label
The book of Aron : a novel
Title
The book of Aron
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Jim Shepard
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the hugely acclaimed National Book Award finalist, a novel that will join the shortlist of classics about the Holocaust and the children caught up in it. Aron, the narrator, is an engaging if peculiar young boy whose family is driven from the countryside into the Warsaw Ghetto. As his family is slowly stripped away from him, Aron and a handful of boys and girls risk their lives, smuggling and trading things through the "quarantine walls" to keep their people alive, hunted all the while by blackmailers and by Jewish, Polish, and German police (not to mention the Gestapo). Eventually Aron is "rescued" by Janusz Korczak, a Jewish-Polish doctor and advocate of children's rights famous throughout prewar Europe who, once the Nazis swept in, was put in charge of the ghetto orphanage. In the end, of course, he and his staff and all the children are put on a train to Treblinka, but has Aron managed to escape, to spread word about the atrocities, as Korczak hoped he would? Jim Shephard has masterfully made this child's-eye view of the Warsaw Ghetto mesmerizing, sometimes comic despite all odds, and truly heartbreaking. It is nothing less than a masterpiece
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shepard, Jim
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3569.H39384
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jewish children in the Holocaust
  • Jewish ghettos
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • FICTION / Historical
  • Warsaw (Poland)
Label
The book of Aron : a novel, Jim Shepard
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780771079993
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
B5662171-033F-4C6C-BD78-0818E4746FD7
System control number
  • 905541254
  • (OCoLC)905541254
Label
The book of Aron : a novel, Jim Shepard
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780771079993
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
B5662171-033F-4C6C-BD78-0818E4746FD7
System control number
  • 905541254
  • (OCoLC)905541254

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