The Island on Bird Street

The Island on Bird Street

Book - 1984
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During World War II a Jewish boy is left on his own for months in a ruined house in the Warsaw Ghetto, where he must learn all the tricks of survival under constantly life-threatening conditions.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1984, c1983
Branch Call Number: j
Characteristics: xi, 162 p. ; 22 cm

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Mmegood
Apr 12, 2017

The "call #" for this story is fiction. I would imagine the author, who lived in Warsaw based the story on his own experiences and imagination of his own life events.

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amirt
Aug 29, 2010

true story . Wonderful tale for preteen and teens of a boy in the holocaust

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Apr 12, 2017

Mmegood thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

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Mmegood
Apr 12, 2017

A young Jewish boy escapes deportation and survives in a Polish Ghetto. Filled with suspense, creativity, and adventure. The young man references literature works such as Robinson Caruso and draws upon the skills he has learned from his father and another, older male mentor.

This is not a very violent book. There is one incident where the boy needs to use a gun.

I watched the film by the same name on Netflix a few years back. It was very well done and filled with suspense. I thought that was an excellent adaptation of the novel.

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Mmegood
Apr 12, 2017

Frightening or Intense Scenes: This does take place in Nazi occupied Poland. There are very suspense filled scenes with Nazi officers, and other people in hiding. The fear of Alex being caught is consistent. The competition for finding hidden food is somewhat intense. These thoughts are based on how younger, late elementary school readers may feel.

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