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4.27181818181818 out of 54.27181818181818 out of 54.27181818181818 out of 54.27181818181818 out of 54.27181818181818 out of 5 4.27 (11 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Carol Matas Narrator: Daniel Carpenter-Gold Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2017 ISBN: 9781538466469
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Daniel barely remembers leading a normal life before the Nazis came to power in 1933. He can still picture once being happy and safe, but memories of those days are fading as he and his family face the dangers threatening Jews in Hitler’s Germany in the late 1930s. No longer able to practice their religion, vote, own property, or even work, Daniel’s family is forced from their home in Frankfurt and sent on a long and dangerous journey, first to the Lodz ghetto in Poland and then to Auschwitz—the Nazi death camp.

Though many around him lose hope in the face of such terror, Daniel, supported by his courageous family, struggles for survival. He finds hope, life, and even love in the midst of despair. Although Daniel is a fictitious character, his story was inspired by the real experiences of many of the more than one million children who died in the Holocaust.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “[Daniel] is a courageous, sensitive, heroic individual who personalizes the events of the Holocaust. His voice rings true.”

    School Library Journal

  • “Daniel emerges as a convincing narrator…The story is an important one that will appeal to young readers.”

    Booklist

  • "[Matas] creates a convincing composite youth and experience—fictional but carefully based on survivors’ accounts…An unusual undertaking, effectively carried out.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • Finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 sydnie | 11/30/2016

    " awesome book and i think everyone should read it. I am a student and i am learning about the holocaust and its a fun unit to learn. Great book!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 sydnie | 11/30/2016

    " awsome book and i think everyone should read it. I am a student and i am learning about the holocaust and its a fun unit to learn. Great book!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kenna | 6/1/2011

    " this is honestly the BEST book we read in school... EVER!!!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shanna | 5/13/2011

    " I read the book with my class every year. It is great book that shares the holocaust from a young boy's perspective. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 evelyn | 5/1/2011

    " this was the first book i ever read that moved me to tears. it's the story of daniel, a jewish teenager during ww2 who survived the concentration camps w/ his father. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jodi | 3/24/2011

    " My 7th grader had to read this for school. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Courtney | 2/27/2011

    " This book wasn't entirely impressive, but it wasn't bad. The reason its a two star book and not a three star book is because when I read it, I didn't feel anything but disgust. From Holocaust books, I expect more emotion. Other than that, it was a well-written book that wasn't bad. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle | 2/6/2011

    " A great representation of life during the transition of Nazi's power in Germany... Great for all ages! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle | 1/23/2011

    " I thought this was a clear, well told story about life during the Holocaust from the perspective of a young teenaged Jewish boy. Sobering, sad but still with a thread of hope throughout. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jess | 1/15/2011

    " I think this book is Phenominal! |ts a sad love story containing facts about the holocaust and i loved it!!!! Daniel and Rosa are the cuttest couple!! |m sooo happy that they end up getting married!!!!!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Crow | 9/16/2010

    " Although fictional it gives one of many views of the holocaust. "

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About the Author
Author Carol Matas

Carol Matas is the coauthor, with Perry Nodelman, of the popular Minds series, including Of Two Minds, More Minds, A Meeting of the Minds, and Out of Their Minds. She is also the author of several historical fiction novels for young adults, including After the War, Daniel’s Story, Greater Than Angels, and In My Enemy’s House. Ms. Matas lives in California and Canada with her family.