Search Results: "Janusz Korczak"


BOOK REVIEW

KAYTEK THE WIZARD by Janusz Korczak
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"Fascinating but flawed. (translator's afterword, references) (Historical fantasy. 12 & up)"
A boy growing up in 1930s Warsaw determines to become a wizard and succeeds—but at a price. Read full book review >

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JANUSZ KORCZAK’S CHILDREN by Gloria Speilman
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"A lackluster rendering when compared with David Adler's A Hero and the Holocaust, illustrated by Bill Farnsworth (2002). (afterword, chronology, bibliography) (Biography. 7-10)"
The Polish Jewish writer and educator Janusz Korczak was best known for his medical career and the orphanage he developed and directed under a progressive educational philosophy harboring children's rights. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

Polish-born Bogacki writes and illustrates a passionate picture-book biography of the Holocaust-era children's advocate and doctor. Read full book review >

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MISTER DOCTOR by Irène  Cohen-Janca
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2015

"Haunting and memorable. (afterword, further reading, resources) (Historical fiction. 11-15)"
In World War II Poland, a distinguished and visionary Jewish doctor lives and dies by his humanity. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2002

"Worthy, but needs supplementation. (author's note, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 6-10)"
A biography of the Polish doctor and children's author who became director of a Jewish orphanage in Warsaw, in which capacity he comforted hundreds of children during the Holocaust. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1998

"To survive the Gulag you needed strength and luck, and Bardach had a good measure of both, but it is our good fortune that in doing so he has contributed to our knowledge of the human condition."
No matter how often one reads of life in the Gulag—and this is one of the best accounts—one is still chilled by the extent of man's capacity for evil. Read full book review >

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IN THE SPIRIT OF HAPPINESS by Monks of New Skete
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 2, 1999

"Readers would do well to supplement the monks' discussion of lectio with the theme-and-Scripture list from Thelma Hall's Too Deep for Words or Martin Smith's The Word Is Very Near You. (14 line drawings)"
The beloved Cambridge, N.Y., monks, authors of How to Be Your Dog's Best Friend (1978) and The Art of Raising a Puppy (not reviewed), invite their audience to experience the monastic life. Read full book review >

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WE WERE IN AUSCHWITZ by Janusz Nel Siedlecki
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"An odd drop in the unfillable bucket of Holocaust memoirs."
The first translation of a confusing, erratic memoir of life in Auschwitz, collaboratively written by three Polish survivors. Read full book review >

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22 BRITANNIA ROAD by Amanda Hodgkinson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2011

"Hodgkinson enters boldly into well-trodden, sensitive territory and distinguishes herself with freshness and empathy."
A Polish family shattered by World War II struggles to reunite in peace-time, in a strikingly mature British debut. Read full book review >