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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (357 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Aranka Siegal Narrator: Christina Moore Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 1968 ISBN: 9781470346010
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To nine year old Piri, war was only a word—until the German soldiers came, closing the borders and turning her summer vacation at her grandmother’s farm into a year-long stay.

Returning to her home in Hungary when the borders reopened, Piri discovered that life would never be the same again. For with Hitler in power, no place was safe if you were Jewish…

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Quotes & Awards

  • A 1982 Newbery Honor Book
  • Winner of the 1982 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Nonfiction

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Terry | 12/9/2013

    " wow! Could not stop reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eddy Allen | 10/12/2013

    " Upon the Head of the Goat is the winner of the 1982 Boston Globe - Horn Book Award for Nonfiction and a 1982 Newbery Honor Book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 9/28/2013

    " Short, quick, engaging and heartbreaking. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol | 8/29/2013

    " My teenage daughter recommended this book to me. As an adolescent girl, she could relate to the Jewish girl in Hungary during the Nazi occupation. One admires her courage and her mother's determination. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cheryl | 7/19/2013

    " Aranka Siegal tells the story of her childhood in Hungary at the time of the Nazi invasion. Well written and absorbing. This is a Newberry Honor Book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cathy | 7/10/2013

    " I loved reading this book -- it took me back to my lds mission in Hungary. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica | 6/11/2013

    " Imperative that you read next. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary Kate | 5/11/2013

    " this book is so good, but so sad. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nesha | 3/29/2013

    " Very good book, I read it like 5 times. First time you may not understand it, But you will get into it! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Grace | 2/24/2013

    " Dreadful. Absolutely dreadful. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joan Parker | 1/30/2013

    " This is so well written that I felt as if I was in the story. Very descriptive, and of course, emotional considering the subject matter. I couldn't put it down. Ready for her follow up story next, Grace in the Wilderness. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tracey | 1/17/2013

    " It has been a year or two since I listened to this book on tape. Now that I have read the sequel to it, "Grace in the Wilderness," I will want to read it again, whether on tape or paper. This author has a gift in telling her story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lia | 12/28/2012

    " Very worth reading. This memoir gives full credence to belief systems that aren't very well accepted today in a beautifully homespun and believable fashion. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brandi | 12/10/2012

    " I read this book for a book report back in the sixth grade, and it always stuck with me. I have bought the book as an adult, but it's been too long since I have read this to give it a proper critique. "

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About the Narrator

Christina Moore is an actress and award-winning audiobook narrator who has garnered fourteen AudioFile Earphones Awards. As an actress, she is best known for her roles in the television series That ’70s Show, Hawthorne, and 90210. She is a founding member of Bitches Funny, an all-female sketch group that has performed in New York City and Los Angeles for the past five years.