Daniel's Story

by Carol Matas

Scholastic Canada Ltd | April 1, 1993 | Trade Paperback

Daniel's Story is rated 4.7619 out of 5 by 21.
Daniel barely remembers leading a normal life before the Nazis came to power in 1933. He can still picture once being happy and safe, but memories of those days are fading as he and his family face the dangers threatening Jews in Hitler''s Germany in the late 1930''s. No longer able to practice their religion, vote, own property, or even work, Daniel''s family is forced from their home in Frankfurt and sent on a long and dangerous journey, first to the Lodz ghetto in Poland, and then to Auschwitz —, the Nazi death camp. Though many around him lose hope in the face of such terror, Daniel, supported by his courageous family, struggles for survival. He finds hope, life and even love in the midst of despair.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 144 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.37 in

Published: April 1, 1993

Publisher: Scholastic Canada Ltd

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0590465880

ISBN - 13: 9780590465885

Appropriate for ages: 9

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic I still remember reading this book in grade eight. It was phenomenal. I really enjoyed it, as did the rest of my class. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2009-08-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great My son is in Grade 5 and this was a book he chose to read for a report. It was fabulous. He is a very fussy reader, and Diary of a WImpy Kid was all I could get him to read,but he truly enjoyed reading this story. It gave him a better understanding of the treatments of the Jews during the holocost. I would recommend it to anyone 11 and older.
Date published: 2009-06-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Story hi, i read this book in grade seven and surprizingly loved it, it is a good book espesially if you are into adventure book it is full of things happening and it is hard to sespect what is to come. this book made me understand what was happening and when, it really helps it tells you who what when where why and how . this book is amazing i recomened it to anyone 11 or 12 years of age and older. even if you are not interested in this type of book pick it up read a few chapters and you will probably end up finishing the book before you know it. hope you enjoy this great book if you give it a chance and read it!!!
Date published: 2008-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful book I read this book and I fell in love with it. When you read this book you understand how hate is such a powerful thing and how power can chane a person.
Date published: 2008-06-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great! I read this book at school, for grade eight , i really enjoyed it and it got me thinking how lucky i was, for everything i have and that no one in my family had to go through that horrible war. I highly recomend this book to anyone. It will be one book I will always remember reading, and it's message. R.I.P. all those who passed a horrible death.
Date published: 2008-04-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Awsome, omg!! This book is great, never read anything so fasinating!!!
Date published: 2007-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Daniel's Story Daniel's Story was a mandatory read in my grade eight english class. I was usually bored in English, being a voracious reader and nine times out of ten having already read the books. I had never read Daniel's Story before, and I looked at it with curiousity when it was handed around. After the first five pages, I was hooked. It took me around an hour to finish Daniel's Story. When I was done, I felt a lot closer to all those people who had suffered during the Holocaust. The story is told through pictures, real ones, and the ones inside Daniel's mind. Pictures of hopes, and dreams, pictures of horror and brutality, pictures of loss. Through the pictures, and Daniel's narrative, we come to understand more about the Holocaust, and what life was like for a teenage boy. You'll cry as you read it, at the bravery of Daniel and his friends, and the cruelty of the Nazis and at the torment that the Jews had to face. Daniel's Story is a wonderful book, and I believe everyone should read it.
Date published: 2006-02-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Awesome I read this book at school and I thought it would be like any other books that teachers make you read but this book I found was really good.
Date published: 2004-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just Plain Fantastic Gives me a new outtake on life.
Date published: 2003-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AWESOME BOOK!!! I thought it was great!!! It was very moving and brought me back through time, to the time of the Nazis.
Date published: 2002-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A wonderfull book...... We had to read the book as a class because we had 1 copy of it, but I got to bring it home one night. I read the whole book in an hour. I couldn't put it down. I know my class is enjoying it too, because everyone is raving about it. I hope more books, like this one, are available to schools to read.
Date published: 2002-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautifully Told Carol Matas is one of my favourite authors! She writes as though she was in the war herself. It vividly brings all ideas of what happened, rushing back. I enjoyed the book a lot and when the war was won and finally over, it really deserved that happy ending.
Date published: 2002-04-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from sad but excellent i absolutely loved this book i read it in class. it makes u feel as if your really there, and the way the author explains makes u realize how bad these jews really had it. i think she did a great job on this book.GOOD JOB CAROL !!
Date published: 2001-12-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Exceptional I loved Daniel's Story because I love novels about true stories, even though his chracter wasn't real, he sounded and felt real. His journey was very heartwrenching and yet joyful because he survived!
Date published: 2001-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Daniel's Story I thought Daniel's Story by Carol Matas was a truely touching novel,it attracts young readers attention. I really understood the meaning of the war after that.
Date published: 2001-05-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exceptional Although some people seem to think this book is in the horror genre, I disagree. The events discribed from the point of view of a teenage boy living through the holocaust are horrific but not in the ghosts and goblins sense. A wonderful book that I HIGHLY recommend to everyone.
Date published: 2001-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A romantic horror. I say this book is a romantic horror, because with the first few chapters, you are brought into Daniel's life. I felt what he felt, and I cried the tears he cried. I found the book a horror, although unlike novels like Stephen King, and Peter Benchley, this book is much more of a horror because this actually happened to these people, and the loss is signifigant. I truly believe if you want a better understanding in the holocaust, there is no better way to learn than through the eyes of a child. Even though Daniel is fictional, it seemed so real.
Date published: 2001-02-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Daniels Story, good or bad? Daniels story is a comelling and an inspring story of Daniel and his family who are Jews and are forced to leave their home and to stop kiving a normal life all together. Carol Matas tells the story like it is but makes it an exciting adventure of truth and terror mixed with some romance that makes it impossible to put down!
Date published: 2000-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from daniel's story I thought that daniels story was a great book. not only did it give a great perspective of the holocaust from a young boy's mind, but it gave great info about the terrible event. I felt as if the author wrote the story so that the readers actually feel as if they are one of the characters. As a student learning about the holocuast this book gave me more knowledge of how this event was so exciting yet horrible! I think this is a great novel from Carol matas! From: Jackie Lee!
Date published: 2000-08-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Splendide I love the holocuast, okay that may sound weird but let me explain i think that it is such a facinating part in history. I think that it really shaped our history! I have read almost every biography of young children and teens who lived through that terrible event! So anyways last year when i was in gr. 6 i kept complaning that there weren't any good books in our library, i had read them all, no i swear i am serious! so anyways i got in trouble, which is not usale to be. Than my friend mel took out that book the second i saw it i knew i wanted to read it, so i asked if i could borrow it, she told me i could if i gave it back before the next day two, i told her that i would igve it to her the next day! It was such a good book, the whole story was so touching i couldn't put it down i loved it so much i think that everyone should read it! no matter what age, well some parents might disagree, so please if you buy this book, make sure that you can take it, cuase though this book may be great it is very true and well as they say in movies viewer disgression is adviced!
Date published: 2000-08-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Daniel's story This book was the most exeptional and tuching book I have ever read.
Date published: 1999-05-23

– More About This Product –

Daniel's Story

by Carol Matas

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 144 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.37 in

Published: April 1, 1993

Publisher: Scholastic Canada Ltd

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0590465880

ISBN - 13: 9780590465885

About the Book

A young Jewish boy recalls life in Hitler's Germany. Although Daniel is a fictitious character, his story was inspired by the real experiences of many of the more than one million children who died in the Holocaust.

From the Publisher

Daniel barely remembers leading a normal life before the Nazis came to power in 1933. He can still picture once being happy and safe, but memories of those days are fading as he and his family face the dangers threatening Jews in Hitler''s Germany in the late 1930''s. No longer able to practice their religion, vote, own property, or even work, Daniel''s family is forced from their home in Frankfurt and sent on a long and dangerous journey, first to the Lodz ghetto in Poland, and then to Auschwitz —, the Nazi death camp. Though many around him lose hope in the face of such terror, Daniel, supported by his courageous family, struggles for survival. He finds hope, life and even love in the midst of despair.

About the Author

Carol Matas is the award-winning author of many novels for young adults, including Cloning Miranda and The Second Clone. She is perhaps best-known for her acclaimed historical fiction, including Daniel''s Story, which was nominated for the Governor General''s Award, Dear Canada: Footsteps in the Snow, and After the War,which was an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, winner of the Jewish Book Prize and a Booklist Editor''s Choice.

From Our Editors

A young Jewish boy recalls life in Hitler's Germany. First his family is forced out of their home in Frankfort and sent on a long journey to the Lodz ghetto in Poland, and then to Auschwitz -- the Nazi death camp. Although Daniel is a fictitious character, his story was inspired by the real experiences of many of the more than one million children who died in the Holocaust. This book was written in conjunction with an exhibit called "Daniel's Story: Remember the Children" at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C

Appropriate for ages: 9