Separated from her parents and hidden with gentile families in Amsterdam and the Dutch countryside when the Nazis invade the Netherlands during World War II, Lore Baer finds her childhood haunted by fear and uncertainty, in a moving account of the Holocaust based on the real-life experiences of Lore Baer.
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David Abraham Adler (born April 10, 1947) is the author of nearly 200 books for children and young adults, most notably the Cam Jansen mystery series, the "Picture Book of..." series, and several acclaimed works about the Holocaust for young readers. Adler was born in New York City, New York. He graduated from Queens College in 1968 with a bachelor's degree in economics and education. For the next nine years, he worked as a mathematics teacher for the New York City Board of Education, while taking classes towards a master's degree in marketing, a degree he was awarded by New York University in 1971. In that same year, a question from his then-three-year-old nephew inspired Adler to write his first story, A Little at a Time, subsequently published by Random House in 1976. Adler's next project, a series of math books, drew on his experience as a math teacher. In 1977, he created his most famous character, Cam Jansen, originally featured in Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Stolen Diamonds, which was published that year. Adler married psychologist Renee Hamada in 1973, and their first child, Michael, was born in 1977. By that time Adler had taken a break from teaching and, while his wife continued her work, he stayed home, took care of Michael, and began a full-time writing career. Adler has three children and one grandson. He lives in Woodmere, New York.From School Library Journal:
Grade 2-4?The young daughter of German-Jewish refugees must be given into hiding when the Nazis invade Holland and persecution of the Jews escalates. The child forms deep attachments to her hosts, a Christian farm family, especially to their eldest daughter. When her parents come for her after the war, she refuses to leave and a difficult adjustment period ensues that has emotional ramifications for the family into the future. Adler has effectively related a story often recounted in adult memoirs and other nonfiction accounts about rescuers in the resistance movements during World War II. The necessity of using brief sentences and the limitation on the number of pages makes it difficult to impart a true sense of the trauma suffered by parents and children, although Adler does try and several, although not all, of Ritz's painterly watercolors add to the emotional impact. This is an important book to introduce the Holocaust in Holland and the heroic role of the Dutch Resistance in rescuing Jews and others in danger through hiding. Shulamith Oppenheim's The Lily Cupboard (HarperCollins, 1995) is a fictional treatment of a similar story, but it is much simpler.?Marcia W. Posner, Holocaust Memorial and Educational Center of Nassau County, Glen Cove, NY
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Book Description Holiday House, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110823412881
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