Call NumberJ FIC CLAc
Statement of ResponsibilityKathy Clark.
SummaryThirteen-year-old Hendrik and his family have hidden their true identity as Jews and are living as Catholics in Budapest during the Second World War. One day, in a burst of loyalty, Hendrik reveals that his name is in fact Jakob and he is Jewish. It is a choice with drastic consequences. It not only puts his whole family in danger but it also severs his ties with his best friend Ivan, whose father is a high-ranking military official. Throughout the horrific months that follow in the Auschwitz concentration camp, it is Jakob's passion for revenge against Ivan that fuels his will to survive. However, unknown to Jakob, Ivan had made a choice of his own on that fateful day—a choice that changes everything. —Publisher
Physical Description 208 pages : illustrations, map ; 21 cm
PublisherToronto : Second Story Press
Notes"A Holocaust Remembrance Book for Young Readers"
AudiencePublisher recommendation: Ages 9–14, Grades 6–8