Square Fish

Christy Ottaviano Books Henry Holt and Company

May 2021

$14.99 AUD

148p pb

ISBN: 978-91250762740

fp August 2019

It Rained Warm Bread

story by Gloria Moskowitz-Sweet

poems by Hope Anita Smith

illustrations by Lea Lyon

from Pan Macmillan...

Moishe was thirteen when the Nazis invaded Poland in 1939 and he was sent to Auschwitz.

His home was ravaged, his family torn apart by illness and abduction. Years of brutality drew on as Moishe moved from one labor camp to the next.

Finally, towards the end of the war and at the peak of Moishe's deepest despair, a simple act of kindness by a group of courageous Czech women redeemed his faith that goodness could survive the trials of war: That was the day it rained warm bread.

Deftly articulated and beautifully illustrated, this is a strong addition to the ever-important genre of Holocaust testimonies.

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