©2005 Kathryn Lasky; (P)2008 Penguin
"The young man's brave struggle is a part of Jewish history, and it's all the more powerful here because it is told without reverence." (Booklist)
"This reads like an adventure story, but the research at its foundation is clearly evident." (School Library Journal)
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"Kathryn Lasky does it again"
Once again Kathryn Lasky has told with great style and emotion a very interesting story. Reuven and his sister Rachel are the only ones survive a pogrom that destroys their family and their town in Russia. Reuven's inner strength saves them both. And it is that strength that eventually leads them both to a new and productive life in a America. The narrator does a good job with the accent, not too much to make it difficult to understand but enough to give the story depth and flavor. Good listen all around.
I thought this book was very pleasant to listen to. It provided a historical background into Russia I didn't know about. I thought that it was a very good book to read. I'm glad that I purchased it to listen to.
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