Forced from their home and friends, the Rudomins are herded onto crowded cattle cars. Their destination: the endless steppe of Siberia. For five years, Esther and her family live in exile, weeding potato fields and working in mines, fighting against all odds to stay alive. It is not an easy life. But through it all, Esther sustains the hope that one day she will return to Poland - and to freedom.
A National Book Award finalist, The Endless Steppe is the true story of Esther Rudomin Hautzig's girlhood in World War II Siberia. For over 25 years, this extraordinary book has touched the hearts of young people around the world with its vivid portrayal of life during World War II and its inspiring testament to the power of hope in the harshest conditions.
©1968 Esther Hautzig; (P)1995 Recorded Books
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"Not just a children's book! A+TRUE story&narrative"
Inspirational, poignant, enthralling
A story for the ages, based on the author's true
deportation to Siberia, from her beloved Polish
multigenerational house and garden. The Nazi invasion and occcupation of Poland, and evacuation of the Jewish people, is seen through
the eyes of a bright, articulate,
Not too graphic, essential text. I preferred this Award winning book over
"Love true stories overcoming incredible hardships"
Well written-fabulously interesting- warm characters and loved the speaker
Description of Siberia as it was
Understanding the ominous beauty and silence of the Steppe
A tragic blessing
Wonderful story full of heart and reality
Excellent book! My whole family was hanging on every word. From the 17 year old to the 6 ye old. Amazing story of the human spirit through the life of a young girl during Ww11. Beautifully read.
Read this book as a child and then with my kids in audio form. They enjoyed it as much as I did.
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