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No Pretty Pictures

No Pretty Pictures (Paperback, illustrated edition)

By Lobel, Anita

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The beloved Caldecott Honor artist now recounts a tale of vastly different kind -- her own achingly potent memoir of a childhood of flight, imprisonment, and uncommon bravery in Nazi-occupied Poland. Anita Lobel was barely five when the war began and sixteen by the time she came ...to America from Sweden, where she had been sent to recover at the end of the war. This haunting book, illustrated with the author's archival photographs, is the remarkable account of her life during those years. Poised, forthright, and always ready to embrace life, Anita Lobel is the main character in the most personal story she will ever tell.Anita Lobel was barely five years old when World War II began and the Nazis burst into her home in Krakow, Poland, changing her life forever. She spent the days of her childhood in hiding with her brother--who was disguised as a girl--and their Catholic nanny in the countryside, the ghetto, and finally in a convent where the Nazis caught up with her. She was imprisoned in a succession of concentration camps until the end of the war. Sent by the Red Cross to recuperate in Sweden, she slowly blossomed as she discovered books and language and art. Since coming to the United States as a teenager, Anita Lobel has spent her life making pictures. She has never gone back. She has never looked back. Until now. 00-01 Tayshas High School Reading List Anita Lobel was barely five years old when World War II began and the Nazis burst into her home in Krakow, Poland, changing her life forever. She spent the days of her childhood in hiding with her brother--who was disguised as a girl--and their Catholic nanny in the countryside, the ghetto, and finally in a convent where the Naziscaught up with her. She was imprisoned in a succession of concentration camps until the end of the war. Sent by the Red Cross to recuperate in Sweden, she slowly blossomed as she discovered books and language and art. Since coming to the United States as a teenager, Anita Lobel has spent her life making pictures. She has never gone back. She has never looked back. Until now.
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ISBN 9780061565892
Released AU 12 Dec 2008
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Format Paperback, illustrated edition
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ISBN-13 9780061565892
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint HarperCollins Publishers
Released 12 Dec 2008
Publication Country United States United States
Format Paperback, illustrated edition
Edition illustrated edition
Author(s) By Lobel, Anita
Category History
Other Reference Material & Works
Personal, Health & Social Education (Phase)
Reference Works
Number of Pages 239
Dimensions Width: 203mm
Height: 134mm
Spine: 17mm
Dewey Code B
Weight 264g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
Library of Congress Holocaust survivors, Jewish children in the Holocaust, Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945), Lobel, Anita - Childhood and youth, Jews - Poland - Krakow
NBS Text Young Adult General Interest & Leisure
ONIX Text Children/juvenile;Primary & secondary/elementary & high school

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