First edition, stated; first printing, full number line. Signed by the author on the title page: "Susan Lynn Meyer" Book is square and unmarked; corners sharp, spine ends bumped. The dust jacket is not price-clipped (original price $16.99); light edgewear at head of spine. Brodart protected. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: Sydney Taylor Honor Award Winner Black Radishes is a suspenseful WWII/Holocaust story, in which one boy learns what it means to be Jewish and French at a time when everything is changing.
It is March of 1940. The French believe that their army can protect them from Nazi Germany. But is Paris a safe place for Jews? Gustave’s parents don’t think so. Forced to leave behind his best friend, the mischievous Marcel, and his cousin Jean-Paul, Gustave moves with his mother and father to Saint-Georges, a small village in the countryside.
During April and May, Nazi Germany invades one country after another. In June, the French army is defeated, and Paris is occupied. Saint-Georges is still part of the free zone, but the situation there is becoming increasingly precarious.
Then Gustave meets Nicole, a Catholic girl who works for the French Resistance. Along with her father, Nicole tries to find a way to smuggle Jean-Paul, Marcel, and their families into Free France so that they can all escape to America. It is Gustave, however, who comes up with a plan that just might work. But going into Occupied France is a risky thing to do when you are Jewish.
Inspired by her father’s experiences as a Jewish child living in France during World War II, Susan Lynn Meyer tells the story of a family’s day-to-day struggles in a country that may not be able to keep its promise of “Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity.”
About the Author: Susan Lynn Meyer was born in Baltimore and grew up hearing her father’s stories about his French childhood and his family’s escape from the Nazis. She studied literature and is now a professor of English at Wellesley College, where she teaches Victorian and American literature. The author lives with her husband and daughter in Sherborn, Massachusetts. Black Radishes is her first novel.
Title: Black Radishes
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Publication Date: 2010
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Near Fine
Edition: First Edition.
Book Description Delacorte Books for Young Readers, 2010. Book Condition: Good. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP47734028
Book Description Delacorte Books for Young Readers, 2010. Book Condition: Very Good. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Bookseller Inventory # GRP96302817
Book Description Delacorte Books for Young Readers. Hardcover. Book Condition: GOOD. book was well loved but cared for. Possible ex-library copy with all the usual markings and stickers. Some light textual notes, highlighting and underling. Bookseller Inventory # 2751983495
Book Description Delacorte Books for Young Readers. Hardcover. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Bookseller Inventory # 2755401707
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Book Description Delacorte Books for Young Readers. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Book shows a small amount of wear to cover and binding. Some pages show signs of use. Bookseller Inventory # G0385738811I3N10
Book Description Delacorte Books for Young Readers. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. Bookseller Inventory # G0385738811I5N00
Book Description Delacorte Books for Young Readers. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Minimal damage to cover and binding. Pages show light use. Bookseller Inventory # G0385738811I3N10
Book Description Random House Publishing Group. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Nice condition with minor indications of previous handling. Bookseller Inventory # G0385738811I4N00
Book Description Delacorte Books for Young Reader, 2010. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. This is a former library book with library stickers and stamps. Bookseller Inventory # mon0001456290