Milkweed

by Jerry Spinelli

Random House Children's Books | September 9, 2003 | Kobo Edition (eBook)

Milkweed is rated 5 out of 5 by 2.
He’s a boy called Jew. Gypsy. Stopthief. Runt. Happy. Fast. Filthy son of Abraham.

He’s a boy who lives in the streets of Warsaw. He’s a boy who steals food for himself and the other orphans. He’s a boy who believes in bread, and mothers, and angels. He’s a boy who wants to be a Nazi some day, with tall shiny jackboots and a gleaming Eagle hat of his own. Until the day that suddenly makes him change his mind. And when the trains come to empty the Jews from the ghetto of the damned, he’s a boy who realizes it’s safest of all to be nobody.

Newbery Medalist Jerry Spinelli takes us to one of the most devastating settings imaginable—Nazi-occupied Warsaw of World War II—and tells a tale of heartbreak, hope, and survival through the bright eyes of a young orphan.


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Published: September 9, 2003

Publisher: Random House Children's Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0375890378

ISBN - 13: 9780375890376

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Milkweed I loved this book at the beginning I wasn't much into it. Then I started to get in to it and I like it a lot I find the end confusing a little though it is a very good book.
Date published: 2014-02-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Enticing, Funny, and Suspenseful! Jerry Spinelli is an amazing author who combines history and his talent of writing to create an amazing story. He is a very good author who deserves one hundred percent props for his highly skilled writing in "Milkweed". This was an epic story with an odd chain of events that occur in Warsaw, Germany at the time of World War II. The book ends in a very creative and surprising twist that will make readers and listeners cry. An honestly amazing read. With an amazing hook it will drag readers in against will. A very surprising beginning and end. Spinelli has the ability to make you feel like you're actually in the war and the ghetto. The suspense of the events gives you shivers and goose bumps. With the true events that took place in Warsaw at the time of World War II along with creative writing, this is a true historical fiction. True events with fictional characters to teach you about what happened in the war. An enticing, funny, suspenseful, and witty must read book drags in the power of joy and sorrow. Jerry Spinelli has the ability to manipulate facts from the past to perfect his writing. Four thumbs up and a ten star rating. Jerry Spinelli is a truly skilled author. By C.T. Grade 7; age 12
Date published: 2011-12-02

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Milkweed

by Jerry Spinelli

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: September 9, 2003

Publisher: Random House Children's Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0375890378

ISBN - 13: 9780375890376

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He’s a boy called Jew. Gypsy. Stopthief. Runt. Happy. Fast. Filthy son of Abraham.

He’s a boy who lives in the streets of Warsaw. He’s a boy who steals food for himself and the other orphans. He’s a boy who believes in bread, and mothers, and angels. He’s a boy who wants to be a Nazi some day, with tall shiny jackboots and a gleaming Eagle hat of his own. Until the day that suddenly makes him change his mind. And when the trains come to empty the Jews from the ghetto of the damned, he’s a boy who realizes it’s safest of all to be nobody.

Newbery Medalist Jerry Spinelli takes us to one of the most devastating settings imaginable—Nazi-occupied Warsaw of World War II—and tells a tale of heartbreak, hope, and survival through the bright eyes of a young orphan.


From the Hardcover edition.