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Chaos to canvas
Call No: EDUC AZR Ser. 10 SMA

Call NumberEDUC AZR Ser. 10 SMA
Sub-CollectionEducation Materials
Dates[2018]; ©2018
Statement of ResponsibilityMaxwell Smart.
Creators & ContributorsSmart, Maxwell (author)
Zemel, Carol M. (contributor)
King, Joe (contributor)
Azrieli Foundation (contributor)
Smart, Maxwell (subject)
Summary"In the town of Buczacz, Poland, nine-year-old Maxwell plays in the ruins of old castles and enjoys life with his family until the summer of 1939, when the Soviets invade and his life is turned upside-down. He adapts to the changes, but nothing can prepare him for the Nazi invasion to come two years later. Soon Maxwell is all alone in the frozen woods of Eastern Europe, hiding from the roving groups of Ukrainians and Nazis searching for Jews, while depending on the very few people he can trust. Maxwell survives by learning to build bunkers and by living in his imagination. In the bitter journey of Chaos to Canvas, Maxwell describes his transformation from a boy dependent on his family to a teenager fighting to survive and, ultimately, to a man who finds himself through art in a life beyond the war." —Publisher
  • Series Preface
  • About the Glossary
  • Introduction / Carol Zemel
  • Map
  • Acknowledgements
  • Foreword / Joe King
  • Author's Preface
  • A Jewish Town in Poland
  • A Curtain of Fear
  • The Bridge to Safety
  • Living in the Forest
  • Death in the Night
  • Wandering Begins
  • Dreaming of Israel
  • Canadian Refuge
  • Union and Reunion
  • Finding My Balance
  • Galerie d'Art Maxwell
  • Glossary
  • Photographs
  • Index
Physical Description xxv, 206 pages : illustrations (some colour), maps, portraits, facsimiles ; 23 cm
Carrier Typevolume
Publisher[Toronto] : The Azrieli Foundation
EditionFirst Edition
NotesIncludes bibliographical references and index
AudiencePublisher recommendation: Age 14 and up
RecognitionGifted in 2019 by The Azrieli Foundation