"A triumphantly moving book." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review
Hannah dreads going to her family's Passover Seder—she's tired of hearing her relatives talk about the past. But when she opens the front door to symbolically welcome the prophet Elijah, she's transported to a Polish village in the year 1942. Why is she there, and who is this "Chaya" that everyone seems to think she is? Just as she begins to unravel the mystery, Nazi soldiers come to take everyone in the village away. And only Hannah knows the unspeakable horrors that await. A critically acclaimed novel from multi-award-winning author Jane Yolen.
"[Yolen] adds much to understanding the effects of the Holocaust, which will reverberate throughout history, today and tomorrow." —SLJ, starred review
"Readers will come away with a sense of tragic history that both disturbs and compels." —Booklist
Winner of the National Jewish Book Award
An American Bookseller "Pick of the Lists"
When 12-year-old Hannah is transported back to a 1940's Polish village, she experiences the very horrors that had embarrassed and annoyed her when her elders related their Holocaust experiences. Ages 12-up.
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If your in to history then you’ll really like this book but if you don’t I think you’ll still like the book, it’s really good and you’ll find that back then for the Jews it was difficult for them because of the Nazi ,well that’s all I’ll say so I don’t give it away.
Best comedy book ever!
This book was a great comedy! I especially enjoyed the ending! So funny! Keep up the good work! Whoever made the book should be a comedian!
10 out of 10
read the book for school and have been looking for it in libraries finally found it on here and probably going to buy it. im never interested in anything about history but i looked forward to reading this book at school every day.