Let the Celebrations Begin!: A Story of Hope for the Liberation
Let the Celebrations Begin!: A Story of Hope for the Liberation
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Annotation: A Jewish child, who remembers his home before life in a concentration camp, makes toys with the women to give to the other children at the very special party they are going to have when the soldiers arrive to liberate the camp.
Catalog Number: #88154
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Publisher: Candlewick Press
Copyright Date: 2013
Edition Date: 2014
Illustrator: Vivas, Julie,
Pages: 40
Availability: Available (Limited Quantities Available / While Supplies Last)
ISBN: Publisher: 0-7636-7013-8 Perma-Bound: 0-605-83454-7
ISBN 13: Publisher: 978-0-7636-7013-9 Perma-Bound: 978-0-605-83454-5
Dewey: E
LCCN: 2013953504
Dimensions: 28 cm.
Language: English
Reviewing Agencies:
School Library Journal (Thu Jan 01 00:00:00 CST 2015)
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Word Count: 830
Reading Level: 3.7
Interest Level: 4-7
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 3.7 / points: 0.5 / quiz: 28569 / grade: Lower Grades
Lexile: 650L
Guided Reading Level: S
Fountas & Pinnell: S

Amid rumors of liberation, inmates at Germany’s Belsen camp create toys for a celebration in a moving story of hope, based on a true account.

Miriam lives in hut 18, bed 22. She has little to eat and nothing to play with, but she can remember what it was like before, when she had her own food, her own bed, and her very own toys. As World War II nears an end, everyone says the soldiers are coming, so Miriam joins the women in planning a celebration. Every night, while the guards sleep, they busy themselves crafting toys out of scraps of their clothing to surprise the younger children. Based on a reference to a small collection of stuffed toys made by women in Belsen for the first party held after the liberation of the camp, this new edition of Let the Celebrations Begin!, originally published in 1996, is an affecting story
of human survival.

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