The Cats in Krasinski Square

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by Karen Hesse, Illustrated by Wendy Watson

Scholastic Press

2004, hardcover

SKU: 9780439435406

 

The girl with the cats in Krasinski square remembers what life is like in the Warsaw Ghetto. Determined to help her sister and handful of Jewish Resistance fighters feed others still inside the Ghetto, she comes up with a plan to distract the Gestapo and their dogs. Newbery Medalist Karen Hesse creates a soaring, lyrical tale of courage and compassion that will be read for years to come.

Moving illustrations and text highlight the emotional affects of World War II and promote interest in history and culture.