Terrible Things: An Allegory of the Holocaust by Eve BuntingTerrible Things: An Allegory of the Holocaust by Eve Bunting

Terrible Things: An Allegory of the Holocaust

byEve Bunting

Paperback | September 1, 1989

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The animals in the clearing were content until the Terrible Things came, capturing all creatures with feathers.

Little Rabbit wondered what was wrong with feathers, but his fellow animals silenced him. "Just mind your own business, Little Rabbit. We don't want them to get mad at us."

A recommended text in Holocaust education programs across the United States, this unique introduction to the Holocaust encourages young children to stand up for what they think is right, without waiting for others to join them. 

Ages 6 and up

Eve Bunting was born in 1928 in Maghera, Ireland, as Anne Evelyn Bunting. She graduated from Northern Ireland's Methodist College in Belfast in 1945 and then studied at Belfast's Queen's College. She emigrated with her family in 1958 to California, and became a naturalized citizen in 1969. That same year, she began her writing career, ...
Title:Terrible Things: An Allegory of the HolocaustFormat:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 8.8 × 6.8 × 0.1 inPublished:September 1, 1989Publisher:The Jewish Publication Society

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0827605072

ISBN - 13:9780827605077

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Terribhle Things: An Allegory of the Holocuast Little Rabbit lives with a group of forest animals peacefully until the Terrible Things come. At first, they take away the creatures with feathers. All the other animals allow it to happen, and then make excuses for why the Terrible Things might want to remove the birds. This continues until the only creatures left are the white rabbits. When the Terrible Things come for the white creatures, Little Rabbit manages to hide. Left alone in the forest he goes out to tell other creatures about the Terrible Things and the need for forest creatures to stick together.
Date published: 2005-10-16

Editorial Reviews

“This is an excellent book for sensitizing young people of any denomination to recognize injustice.”—Church & Synagogue Libraries

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