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Mapping the Bones

Mapping the Bones

It's 1942 in Poland, and the world is coming to pieces. At least that's how it seems to Chaim and Gittel, twins whose lives feel like a fairy tale torn apart, with evil witches, forbidden forests, and dangerous ovens looming on the horizon. But in all darkness there is light, and... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780525516002
Barcode 9780525516002
Published 18 July 2018 by Penguin
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) By Yolen, Jane
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ISBN-13 9780525516002
ISBN-10 052551600X
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Philomel Books,U.S.
Publication Date 18 July 2018
International Publication Date 28 May 2018
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Yolen, Jane
Category Historical Fiction
Personal Family, Relationship & Social Issues
Number of Pages 432
Dimensions Width: 138mm
Height: 208mm
Spine: 31mm
Weight 428g
Interest Age Children
Reading Age Children
NBS Text Children's General Non-Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code 940349

Description of this Book

It's 1942 in Poland, and the world is coming to pieces. At least that's how it seems to Chaim and Gittel, twins whose lives feel like a fairy tale torn apart, with evil witches, forbidden forests, and dangerous ovens looming on the horizon. But in all darkness there is light, and the twins find it through Chaim's poetry and the love they have for each other. Like the bright flame of a Yahrzeit candle, his words become a beacon of memory so that the children and grandchildren of survivors will never forget the atrocities that happened during the Holocaust. Filled with brutality and despair, this is also a story of poetry and strength, in which a brother and sister lose everything but each other. Nearly thirty years after the publication of her award-winning and bestselling The Devil's Arithmetic and Briar Rose, Yolen once again returns to World War II and captivates her readers with the authenticity and power of her words.

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Author's Bio

Jane Yolen (www.janeyolen.com) has been called the Hans Christian Andersen of America and the Aesop of the twentieth century. She has written over 350 books including The Devil's Arithmetic and Owl Moon. She splits her time between Massachusetts and Scotland. You can follow her on Twitter @janeyolen.

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