He is a gypsy, a thief, but still a boy. Empty-handed victims once told me who I was. Personal Notes: I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to read about history or the holocaust. Main Character: Crash he is the only one mentioned in this whole book. He grew up in rural Pennsylvania and went to college at Gettysburg College and Johns Hopkins University. These notes were contributed by members of the GradeSaver community. Usually, books show how Jewish people had to survive, but this book showed it on the viewpoint of what could be called a half gypsy.
My students wanted to read about the Holocaust and I think this will provide an interesting discussion. I fell in love with all of the characters. Soon even Janina joins Misha in smuggling food into the ghetto. I lost myself completely in this world, and as brutal as it was, there were glimmers of hope in the kindness of men and women who risked punishment, even death, to stand up for what was right. When people died, they were dumped into something like a garbage truck being picked up just like trash.
I bought Stargirl at the same time and after reading Milkweed I am excited to start reading Stargirl. Frost sparkled on tumbled bricks and fallen timbers. Misha found him after the war was over, but Buffo just shuffled away. But the book is incredible in the most unfavorable sense of the term. It's not just a story. I no longer wanted to be one. Believing that there was a cow lightened the spirits of a majority of people living in the ghetto.
Well, it's about the holocaust and not butterflies, but it still interested me. By the end, it becomes clear that he is an old man looking back to his childhood. I found it extremely fascinating because it is in the perspective of a naive boy in every sense , and This is one of my favorite novels of all time. Why didn't they tell someone. It was described as staying green year round and unchanging. Food and safe shelter was hard to find.
Making the protagonist a blank slate is an easy way to disclaim responsibility to the historical setting. His style of writing is one of my absolute favourites. Misha gets a bit of his earlobe shot off when he is out past curfew one evening. I bet this book makes loads of people cry but not me, my eyes were bone dry. Why do you feel it is important to continue writing about it? We discussed this November 12. Perhaps that makes me resent it a little more than it deserves.
I really struggled with the main character and I didn't particularly feel anything for him. Her father, Tobiasz, takes in Misha as one of the family, and Misha smuggles food in from outside the ghetto to help feed the family, and a house of orphans in the care of another man. Misha was fascinated at first by the jackboots, soldiers for Hitler. The story begins when he is about eight years old. Milkweed is a story of an orphan in 1930s Poland who knows nothing but survival.
He's generous, kind, wise beyond his years, in tune with the world around him, and street smart. The Jerry Springer Show is considered entertainment to some, and sleaze to others. I love both Maniac Magee and Stargirl, but this book left me cold. I have taught 5th graders and 6th graders that had no idea that we are at war with Iraq. How does he deal with it? One day while he was out with Uri, Misha witnesses the 'Jackboots' in action.
He sees Janina herded into a boxcar by a Jackboot. A powerful read, and a beautifully performed audiobook, as well. Primrose's mother got sent to jail for scaring a young girl at a circus. I really disagree with these statements. It's hard for me to enjoy a story where so much focus is put on stupid or annoying characters that I cannot relate to. I enjoyed seeing how he addressed some of his usual themes - identity, self-worth, integrity, friendship - in 1940s Warsaw. Just the opposite, Jerry Springer is a very intelligent and well accomplished person.
She is twenty-five years old with a daughter of her own named Wendy. On top of that, I felt like the writing was just. We've chosen this to read for the November 2008 Children's Book Club. Jerry Spinelli: I would say consider the story as a whole, that in the end, in one person's life, there is triumph over tragedy. Their unknown past will influence the telling of the story. They were housed there until the trains came and took them away. TeacherVision: Are some of the events, such as the man being forced to scrub the sidewalk with his beard, things that were described to you, or that you read about? Her father is a kind man, and next to Uri, the only character that I cared for.