The Secret of Gabis Dresser

Paperback | April 15, 1999

byKathy Kacer

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The heroine, Gabi, recounts how as a young Jewish girl she lived on a family farm in Eastern Europe during the Second World War. She describes her community before the Nazi occupation and the events that unfolded afterwards. When the Nazis conducted house searches for Jewish children, Gabi successfully hid in the dining-room dresser. The only thing retrieved from the home after the war was the dresser that saved Gabi’s life. It now sits in author Kathy Kacer’s home in Toronto. Kacer is Gabi’s daughter, and has based the story on her mother’s experiences.

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Three children ask their grandma lots of questions about a treasured cabinet she keeps in her living room. Grandma tells the story of how as a young Jewish girl she lived on a family farm in Eastern Europe during the Second World War. Grandma talks about her community before the Nazi occupation and what happened afterwards. When the Na...

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The heroine, Gabi, recounts how as a young Jewish girl she lived on a family farm in Eastern Europe during the Second World War. She describes her community before the Nazi occupation and the events that unfolded afterwards. When the Nazis conducted house searches for Jewish children, Gabi successfully hid in the dining-room dresser. T...

Kathy Kacer has written several books about the Holocaust for young readers and travels the country speaking about it. She also addresses adults about how to teach sensitive material to young children. In 2010 she published Restitution: a family’s fight for their heritage lost in the Holocaust, her first book for adults. A former psych...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 7.49 × 5.25 × 0.3 inPublished:April 15, 1999Publisher:Second Story PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1896764150

ISBN - 13:9781896764153

Appropriate for ages: 9

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Three children ask their grandma lots of questions about a treasured cabinet she keeps in her living room. Grandma tells the story of how as a young Jewish girl she lived on a family farm in Eastern Europe during the Second World War. Grandma talks about her community before the Nazi occupation and what happened afterwards. When the Nazis searched houses for Jewish children, her mother hid her in her dining-room dresser. When the war ended, it was the only object retrieved from the family home. Children over eight will enjoy The Secret of Gabi's Dresser, a dramatic historical fiction. Kathy Kacer is the daughter of Gabi, whose war-time experiences are the basis of this story.

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Kathy Kacer is a fabulous writer who paints a picture in your mind. Through her writing she expresses so much depth and passion that you feel that you are watching things being acted out. The Secret of Gabi's Dresser rightfully earns five stars!