A bag of marbles : The Graphic Novel / Joseph Joffo.
- ISBN: 9781467716512 (electronic bk.)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource
- Publisher: Minneapolis : Lerner Publishing Group, 2013.
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GN 390 Lexile.
Electronic reproduction. Minneapolis Lerner Publishing Group 2013 Available via World Wide Web.
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In 1941, ten-year-old Joseph Joffo and his older brother, Maurice, must hide their Jewish heritage and undertake a long and dangerous journey from Nazi-occupied Paris to reach their other brothers in the free zone.
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In 1941 in occupied Paris, brothers Maurice and Joseph play a last game of marbles before running home to their fatherâs barbershop. This is the day that will change their lives forever. With the German occupation threatening their family's safety, the boys' parents decide Maurice and Joseph must disguise themselves and flee to their older brothers in the free zone.
Surviving the long journey will take every scrap of ingenuity and courage they can muster. And if they hope to elude the Nazis, they must never, under any circumstances, admit to being Jewish.
The boys travel by train, by ferry, and on foot, facing threats from strangers and receiving help from unexpected quarters. Along the way they must adapt to the unfamiliar world beyond their cityâand find a way to be true to themselves even as they conceal their identities.
Based on an autobiographical novel by Joseph Joffo and adapted with the authorâs input, this true story offers a harrowing but inspiring glimpse of a childhood cut short.