Janusz Korczak's Children by Gloria SpielmanJanusz Korczak's Children by Gloria Spielman

Janusz Korczak's Children

byGloria SpielmanIllustratorMatthew Archambault

Paperback | August 1, 2007

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In the years between WWI and WWII, young Henryk Goldszmidt dreamed of creating a better world for children. As an adult, using the pen name Janusz Korczak, he became a writer, doctor, and an enlightened leader in the field of education, unaware to what use his skills were destined to be put. Dr. Korczak established a Jewish orphanage in Warsaw where he introduced the world to his progressive ideas in child development and children''s rights. When the Nazis occupy Warsaw, the orphanage is moved to the ghetto, and when the 200 children in his care are deported, Dr. Korczak famously refuses to be saved, marching with his charges to the train that will take them to their deaths. This biography of Janusz Korczak is a chapter book for elementary school readers and has full color illustrations

Gloria is a born and bred Londoner. She grew up in Whitechapel, London, steeped in the area’s rich and fascinating history. She spent most of her childhood treading the path to and from the famous Whitechapel Library. Not the modern multi-storey Idea Store of today but the old 1892 building where thousands of poor East Enders, im...
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Title:Janusz Korczak's ChildrenFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:40 pages, 8.5 X 6 X 1.75 inShipping dimensions:40 pages, 8.5 X 6 X 1.75 inPublished:August 1, 2007Publisher:Lerner Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0822570505

ISBN - 13:9780822570509

Appropriate for ages: 8

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In the years between WWI and WWII, young Henryk Goldszmidt dreamed of creating a better world for children. As an adult, using the pen name Janusz Korczak, he became a writer, doctor, and an enlightened leader in the field of education, unaware to what use his skills were destined to be put. Dr. Korczak established a Jewish orphanage in Warsaw where he introduced the world to his progressive ideas in child development and children''s rights. When the Nazis occupy Warsaw, the orphanage is moved to the ghetto, and when the 200 children in his care are deported, Dr. Korczak famously refuses to be saved, marching with his charges to the train that will take them to their deaths. This biography of Janusz Korczak is a chapter book for elementary school readers and has full color illustrations

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Just One More Book featured a chat with Gloria Spielman, author of Janusz Korczak''s Children. You can listen by clicking the play button (">" ) on the "Listen Now" icon: http://www.justonemorebook.com/2008/06/09/interview-with-gloria-spielman/