The Endless Steppe: Growing Up In Siberia

Paperback | May 12, 1995

byEsther Hautzig

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Exiled to Siberia

In June 1942, the Rudomin family is arrested by the Russians. They are "capitalists -- enemies of the people." Forced from their home and friends in Vilna, Poland, they are herded into crowded cattle cars. Their destination: the endless steppe of Siberia.
For five years, Ester and her family live in exile, weeding potato fields and working in the mines, struggling for enough food and clothing to stay alive. Only the strength of family sustains them and gives them hope for the future.

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Sometimes courage is mustered in the darkest times. Taken prisoner by the Russians in 1941 and shipped by cattle car to a forced labor camp, Esther Hautzig, her mother and her grandmother managed to stay together and to keep each other alive through near starvation and arctic winters. This bestselling classic of the Second World War is...

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Exiled to Siberia In June 1942, the Rudomin family is arrested by the Russians. They are "capitalists -- enemies of the people." Forced from their home and friends in Vilna, Poland, they are herded into crowded cattle cars. Their destination: the endless steppe of Siberia.For five years, Ester and her family live in exile, weeding pot...

Esther Hautzig is the author of many books for children and adults. The Endless Steppe is an autobiographical account of her childhood in Siberia. It was a 1969 National Book Award nominee and an ALA Notable Children's Book of 1968. It also received the 1969 Jane Addams Children's Book Award and the 1971 Lewis Carroll Shelf Award. Mrs....

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 7.62 × 5.12 × 0.51 inPublished:May 12, 1995Publisher:HarperCollins

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:006440577X

ISBN - 13:9780064405775

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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Sometimes courage is mustered in the darkest times. Taken prisoner by the Russians in 1941 and shipped by cattle car to a forced labor camp, Esther Hautzig, her mother and her grandmother managed to stay together and to keep each other alive through near starvation and arctic winters. This bestselling classic of the Second World War is now available in a digest edition.

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"The author of this deeply moving personal narrative spent her years between ten and fourteen as a Polish deportee in a remote, impoverished Siberian village. Taken prisoner by the Russians in 1941 and shipped by cattle car to a forced-labor camp, Esther, her mother, and her grandmother managed to stay together and to keep each other alive through near starvation and arctic winters." (BL.)