He’s a boy called Jew. Gypsy. Stopthief. Runt. Happy. Fast. Filthy son of Abraham.
a boy who lives in the streets of Warsaw. He’s a boy who steals food
for himself and the other orphans. He’s a boy who believes in bread, and
mothers, and angels. He’s a boy who wants to be a Nazi some day, with
tall shiny jackboots and a gleaming Eagle hat of his own. Until the day
that suddenly makes him change his mind. And when the trains come to
empty the Jews from the ghetto of the damned, he’s a boy who realizes
it’s safest of all to be nobody.
Newbery Medalist Jerry Spinelli
takes us to one of the most devastating settings
imaginable—Nazi-occupied Warsaw of World War II—and tells a tale of
heartbreak, hope, and survival through the bright eyes of a young
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