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A Bag of Marbles
A Bag of Marbles
Author: Joseph Joffo
When Joseph Joffo was ten years old, his father gave him and his brother fifty francs and instructions to flee Nazi-occupied Paris and, somehow, get to the south where France was free. Previously out of print, this book is a captivating and memorable story; readers will instinctively find themselves rooting for these children caught in the whirl...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780226400693
ISBN-10: 0226400697
Publication Date: 1/15/2001
Pages: 302
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.

4.5 stars, based on 1 rating
Publisher: University Of Chicago Press
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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A superb memior by an exciting author. Joffo retells the story of his persecution for being Jewish in Russioan pogorms. Jo and his brother begin an exciting adventure that eventually leads them to freedom. In the meantime their lives are threatended, they are arrested, see horrors...heroes who find humor in their travials these boys succeed and you rout for them all the way.
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This is a beautiful book that tells the true story of two young Jewish boys on the run from the Gestapo in war-torn France. The author, Joseph Joffo is never nostalgic about the ordeal he and his brother went through in their bid to escape the Death Camps of Nazi Germany. He writes from the heart but he writes with purpose. His story is a warning to future generations never to take their lives for granted. A Bag of Marbles is a fantastic book that should be on the shelves of every school in the world, just to remind future generations that life is not always a bed of roses.