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Brundibar/ retold by Tony Kushner ; pictures by Maurice Sendak ; after the opera by Hans Krasa and Adolf Hoffmeister.

Kushner, Tony. (Author). Sendak, Maurice. (Added Author). Hoffmeister, Adolf, 1902-1973 (Added Author). Krása, Hans, 1899-1944 (Added Author).
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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
West Lafayette PL - West Lafayette J FIC Kus (Text) 31951002682315 Children's Room - Fiction Available -
West Lafayette PL - West Lafayette J FIC Kus (Text) 31951003315030 Children's Room - Fiction Available -

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  • Physical Description: unpaged : color illustrations ; 22x28 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Michael di Capua Books/Hyperion Books for Children, 2003.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
When Aninku and Pepicek find their mother sick one morning, they need to buy her milk to make her better. The brother and sister go to town to make money by singing. But a hurdy=gurdy grinder, Brundibar, chases them away. They are helped by three talking animals and three hundred schoolchildren, to defeat the bully. Brundibar is based on a Czech opera for children that was performed fifty-five times by the children of Terezin, a Nazi concentration camp, in 1943.
Target Audience Note:
AD 480 Lexile.
AD570L Lexile
Decoding demand: 62 (high) Semantic demand: 80 (high) Syntactic demand: 75 (high) Structure demand: 86 (very high) Lexile
Subject: Operas > Juvenile fiction.
Brothers and sisters > Juvenile fiction.

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