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The Cats in Krasinski Suare doc º Hardcover ò ❰PDF / Epub❯ ★ The Cats in Krasinski Suare Author Karen Hesse – Newbery medalist Karen Hesse tells a harrowing true story about life in the Warsaw Ghetto during WWIIWhen Karen Hesse came upon a short article about cats out foxing the GestaThe train station in Warsaw during WWII she couldn't get the story out of her mind The result is this stirring account of a Jewish girl's involvement in the Resistance At once terri The Cats in Krasinski Suare by Karen Hesse is a bittersweet historical fiction picture book about a brave heroine and her older sister Mira who smuggle food and other goods into the Warsaw ghetto during the time of the cruel Gestapo The narrator befriends the cats that live in the “cracks of the Wall the dark corners the openings in the rubble” She knows they once had families too and that “They purred furrowing the chests nuzzling the chins of their beloveds” Hesse’s words gently push the reader to not only think about what war does to people but also pets that people once considered family The narrator her sister and other brave citizens end up using the wonderful cats as a distraction when a train full of goods to be smuggled arrives and the Gestapo are waiting with their snarling dogsthis book is difficult to place for classroom use because topics such as World War II the Holocaust and the persecution of Jews are not discussed in an elementary classroom However if an elementary teacher were to use this book preferably for grades 3 5 he or she could retell a shorter version and then focus on topics such as other famousbrave women in history and researching and discussing if during other times of war or turmoil animals were used for their cleverness uickness and ability to be passed over Another possible topic for discussion is heroism and what it takes to be a heroheroine Students can reflect and discuss if they would be able to rise to the challenge to save others if the situation arose This topic may be suitable for 6th grade

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Fying and soulful this fictional account borne of meticulous research is a testament to history and to our passionate will to survive as only Newbery Medalist Karen Hesse can write I love reading children stories marrying history society and fiction Our children should know the best and worst of humanity to mold fine adults In this tale set outside the walls of WWII era ghettos of Warsaw we meet a Polish girl willing to show her best to help those hurt by humanity's worst She feeds stray cats scraps until they bond into a special relationship However this bond creates an opening to change history as she the cats and a special rebel network smuggle food to the hungry inside the ghetto's wall Brilliant Beautiful Special This story deserves reading for our children to not continue the humanity's horrors

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The Cats in Krasinski SuareNewbery medalist Karen Hesse tells a harrowing true story about life in the Warsaw Ghetto during WWIIWhen Karen Hesse came upon a short article about cats out foxing the Gestapo at When I first started this blog I reviewed a book called The Cigarette Sellers of Three Crosses Suare by Joseph Ziemian It was the first of many books about the Warsaw Ghetto that I have reviewed here and these stories about the brave individuals who were part of the resistance never has ceased to awe meSo when I found The Cats of Krasinski by Karen Hesse on the library shelf I thought Wonderful A nice picture book for older readers who may already have some familiarity with the Holocaust to introduce them to the Warsaw Ghetto and Jewish Resistance in WWII As we know lots of Jewish children of all ages often escaped the Ghetto and lived openly right under the Gestapo's nose passing for Aryan Whenever they were able they smuggled food and other necessities back to family and friends still behind the Ghetto wall In Hesse's story two sisters have escaped the Ghetto and are living hand to mouth in Warsaw The younger sister has befriended the cats that became homeless when their owners were rounded up to live in the Ghetto Her older sister Mira is working with the resistance They are expecting some food to arrive by train carried by other resistance workers to be stuffed into the holes in the Ghetto wall where it can be found by the Jews still living thereBut word comes that the Gestapo knows about the plan and will be waiting at the train station with trained dogs to arrest the resistance workers and confiscate the food The young girl gets an idea to distract the Gestapo's dogs when the train arrives And it works thanks to the cat of Krasinski Suare The cats are gathered up and let loose just as the train arrivesThe Cats of Krasinksi Suare is an uplifting age appropriate story that has a lot to say to young readers not only about courage and taking risks but that sometimes kids can come up with ideas that actually work Told in sparse lyrical free verse the story is enhanced by the corresponding illustrations by Wendy Watson Watson used washed out muted colors in pencil ink and watercolor that certainly evoke the place and period in her beautifully rendered illustrations I thought that putting a merry go round in Krasinski Suare at the the beginning and end of the book was an interesting touch Carousels are such iconic symbols of happy children having fun yet here it is juxtaposed with and accentuating the deplorable conditions that the Nazis forced upon the Jewish children It makes a very telling commentThis story is as Hesse writes in her Author's Note based on a real event involving cats outsmarting the Gestapo at the train station in Warsaw that caught her attention when she read about it There is also a historical note about the Warsaw Ghetto and Jewish Resistance that anyone not very familiar with these might want to readThis book is recommended for readers age 7This book was borrowed from the NYPLThis book was originallyr reviewed at The Children's War