Stones In Water

Paperback | November 15, 1999

byDonna Jo Napoli

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When Roberto sneaks off to see a movie in his Italian village, he has no idea that life as he knows it is over. German soldiers raid the theater, round up the boys in the audience, and pack them onto a train. After a terrifying journey, Roberto and his best friend Samuele find themselves in a brutal work camp, where food is scarce and horror is everywhere. The boys vow to stay together no matter what. But Samuele has a dangerous secret, which, if discovered, could get them both killed. Lovers of historical fiction will be captivated by this tragic, triumphant, and deeply moving novel.

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At one time or another, every child has the urge to defy his or her parents. While most kids risk a ‘slap on the hand’, others get far worse brands of punishment. When young Roberto sneaks away to a movie, ruthless German soldiers unexpectedly capture him. Sent to a work camp, Roberto is imprisoned with a boy named Samuele, a young lad...

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When Roberto sneaks off to see a movie in his Italian village, he has no idea that life as he knows it is over. German soldiers raid the theater, round up the boys in the audience, and pack them onto a train. After a terrifying journey, Roberto and his best friend Samuele find themselves in a brutal work camp, where food is scarce and ...

Donna Jo Napoli was born in 1948. She has earned three degrees from Harvard University: a B.A. in Mathematics, an M.A. in Italian Literature, and a Ph.D. in General and Romance Linguistics. She has taught on the university level since 1970, is widely published in scholarly journals and has received numerous grants and fellowships in th...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 7.75 × 5.06 × 0.56 inPublished:November 15, 1999Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0141306009

ISBN - 13:9780141306001

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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At one time or another, every child has the urge to defy his or her parents. While most kids risk a ‘slap on the hand’, others get far worse brands of punishment. When young Roberto sneaks away to a movie, ruthless German soldiers unexpectedly capture him. Sent to a work camp, Roberto is imprisoned with a boy named Samuele, a young lad is struggling to keep his real identity a secret from the Nazis in Donna Jo Napoli’s Stones in Water.