The Devil's Arithmetic (puffin Modern Classics)

Paperback | April 12, 2004

byJane Yolen

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Winner of the National Jewish Book Award, "a triumphantly moving book."*

Hannah is tired of holiday gatherings−all her family ever talks about is the past. In fact, it seems to her that's what they do every Jewish holiday. But this year's Passover Seder will be different−Hannah will be mysteriously transported into the past . . . and only she knows the unspeakable horrors that await.

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Winner of the National Jewish Book Award, "a triumphantly moving book."*Hannah is tired of holiday gatherings−all her family ever talks about is the past. In fact, it seems to her that's what they do every Jewish holiday. But this year's Passover Seder will be different−Hannah will be mysteriously transported into the past . . . and on...

Born and raised in New York City, Jane Yolen now lives in Hatfield, Massachusetts. She attended Smith College and received her master's degree in education from the University of Massachusetts. The distinguished author of more than 170 books, Jane Yolen is a person of many talents. When she is not writing, Yolen composes songs, is a p...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 7.06 × 5 × 0.44 inPublished:April 12, 2004Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0142401099

ISBN - 13:9780142401095

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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"A triumphantly moving book."--Kirkus Reviews, pointer review"[Yolen] adds much to understanding the effects of the Holocaust, which will reverberate throughout history, today and tomorrow."--SLJ, starred review'When 12-year-old Hannah is transported back to a 1940's Polish village, she experiences the very horrors that had embarrassed and annoyed her when her elders related their Holocaust experiences."--Publishers Weekly