The Magician of Auschwitz by Kathy KacerThe Magician of Auschwitz by Kathy Kacer

The Magician of Auschwitz

byKathy KacerIllustratorGillian Newland

Hardcover | September 5, 2014

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Magic can be found in the darkest of places... It is the time of the Second World War, and Werner is a boy alone in the Auschwitz concentration camp. Separated from his family, he doesn’t have a friend in the world. He shares his bunk with a quiet man named Herr Levin, who seems too gentle for this terrible place.One night Werner is woken by the sound of prison guards yelling. But it’s not Werner they want, it’s Herr Levin. “Do your magic!” they order him. Magic? In Auschwitz? Werner never expected to meet a magician in such a sad and frightening place. Nor did he expect that his life could be changed, not just by Herr Levin’s gift of magic, but by his gifts of hope and friendship. Includes a special section, with photographs, about the real-life Werner and the Great Nivelli.
Kathy Kacer’s books have won a number of awards, including the Silver Birch, the Red Maple, the Hackmatack, and the Jewish Book Award. A former psychologist, Kathy now travels the globe speaking to children and adults about the importance of keeping the memory of the Holocaust alive. Kathy lives in Toronto with her family. Gillian Newl...
Title:The Magician of AuschwitzFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:32 pages, 11.27 × 8.82 × 0.35 inShipping dimensions:11.27 × 8.82 × 0.35 inPublished:September 5, 2014Publisher:Second Story PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1927583462

ISBN - 13:9781927583463

Appropriate for ages: 7


Editorial Reviews

...a needed addition to anyone's library and anyone, no matter how old or how young, can take something to heart from this wonderful book. - Hannah Miller - Kutztown University Book Review - 20150415