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Children's Fiction Holocaust

Daniel's Story

by (author) Carol Matas

Publisher
Scholastic Canada Ltd
Initial publish date
Aug 2018
Category
Holocaust, Military & Wars
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780590465885
    Publish Date
    Mar 1993
    List Price
    $9.99
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781443170079
    Publish Date
    Aug 2018
    List Price
    $8.99

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 8 to 14
  • Grade: 4 to 6

Description

 

Carol Matas's award-winning novel, reissued for its 25th anniversary!

Daniel barely remembers leading a normal life before the Nazis came to power in 1933. He can still picture once being happy and safe, but memories of those days are fading as he and his family face the dangers threatening Jews in Hitler's Germany in the late 1930's. No longer able to practice their religion, vote, own property, or even work, Daniel's family is forced from their home in Frankfurt and sent on a long and dangerous journey, first to the Lodz ghetto in Poland, and then to Auschwitz, the Nazi death camp.

Though many around him lose hope in the face of such terror, Daniel, supported by his courageous family, struggles for survival. He finds hope, life and even love in the midst of despair.

This edition includes a chronology, a timeline, and a brand-new message from the author.

 

About the author

Carol Matas is an internationally acclaimed author of over thirty-five novels for children and young adults. Her best-selling work, which includes three award-winning series, has been translated into Spanish, Japanese, Taiwanese, Turkish, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, German, French, Indonesian and Russian.
A graduate of the Actor's Lab, in London England, Carol first earned a B.A. (English) from The University of Western Ontario. Her teaching experience includes Artists in the School, Manitoba Arts Council;visiting professor at Bemidji State University, Minnesota; and a Creative Writing instructor, Continuing Education Division, The University of Winnipeg. Carol is an inspiring and passionate speaker who is frequently invited to address children and adults alike across North America.
Carol writes contemporary and historical fiction, as well as science fiction and fantasy. She first began writing historical fiction when her Danish husband told her stories about his parents' experiences fighting the Nazis in World War II. She has often written about Jewish themes, and is well known for her books concerning the Holocaust, writing Daniel's Story at the request of The United States Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C. Over the years, her knack for successfully infusing serious and thought-provoking issues into an action-driven format has kept readers of all ages engaged.
The list of awards for her books is long, and includes two Sydney Taylor awards, The Geoffrey Bilson award, a Silver Birch award, The Jewish Book Award, as well as the inclusion of her books on many honour lists, such as the ALA notable list, The New York Times Review notable list, The New York Public Library list for the Teen Age, and the Voya books in the middle, Best Book list. She has also been nominated for the Governor General Award twice.
More information is about Carol is available on her web site: http://www.carolmatas.com.

 

Carol Matas' profile page

Awards

  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre
  • Commended, Resource Links, Best of the Year
  • Short-listed, Ruth Schwartz Award
  • Winner, Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Award, Sundogs
  • Short-listed, Mr. Christie's Book Award
  • Short-listed, Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People
  • Winner, OLA Silver Birch Award, Fiction
  • Short-listed, Governor General's Award for Young People's Literature - Text

Editorial Reviews

 

Praise for Daniel's Story:

“Matas, explicating an exhibit of photos and other materials at the new United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, creates a convincing composite youth and experience--fictional but carefully based on survivors' accounts.” – Kirkus Reviews

 

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