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He’s a boy called Jew. Gypsy. Stopthief. Runt. Happy. Fast. Filthy son of Abraham.

He’s 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 orphan.
Paperback, 240 pages
Published on March 23, 2010 by Ember
4 Book Reviews
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  • freelance15
    freelance15Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 8:33 am55 stars
    this amazing book it has such a different perspective i highly recommend this book to all who enjoy a good read it was very well written
    • craycraypanda11
      craycraypanda11Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 12:00 pm55 stars
      I loved this book so much it was amazing! All of the haters are no where near close to the actual awesomeness of this book!
      • spacerace15
        spacerace15Monday, December 8, 2014 at 6:05 pm11 star
        I hated this book I mean serisaly HATED it ! how the story was written and how it ended . The ending was like somthing were bad happen then to get that of your mind all just make it so right after that happen I will make somthing good happen
        • freelance15
          freelance15Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 8:36 am55 stars
          if a book is well written it will make feel strong emotions either happy or sad but then they say everybody reads a book different