: Milkweed (): Jerry Spinelli: Books. Milkweed and millions of other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more. A powerful novel of identity and survival in the Warsaw Ghetto. A boy grows up under Nazi occupation: He lives by stealing and finds few friends and many. Complete summary of Jerry Spinelli’s Milkweed. eNotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of Milkweed.

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I’m struggling to properly express my feelings for it, but quite a few reviews I’ve read do a pretty good job. She is twenty-five years old with a daughter of her own named Wendy. Nor is it very good literature. Their unknown past will influence the telling of the story. Mar 23, Pages Young Adult Buy.

I would highly recommend it. Aug 24, Kate Madigan rated it it was amazing Shelves: One day, as they’re playing in the courtyard, they spot a milkweed. Misha decides to immigrate to America.

This book just makes you want to dive into the book and help each one of the characters. Doctor KorczakThe man who took care of orphans who also had a mustache.

Sep 28, Rawan rated it it was amazing Shelves: This story feeds into the fact that victims need to be better, stronger, faster, more clever, etc – and if they are, they can outsmart their abusers. What gives him a true identity at the end of the book?

I would really recommend this book to anyone. This, and the help of Uri, are what eventually leads to his survival. A powerful read, and a beautifully performed audiobook, as well. How does it preserve his memories of Poland?


But Spinelli’s gift of telling a story from a child’s milkwed of view brings hope, even to the Warsaw ghetto. I had seen the picture of her execution in a number of books over the years. Milkwwed Preview See a Problem? You are either 1.

There are many different stories written about the holocaust but never have I read one written through the perspective of a young orphaned around my age. After reading this book, I would hope that young people would even try to treat each other a little bit better.

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I would recommend this to every person, for it is a truly remarkable read. Adult Written by iholland95 February 6, Spinelli and his wife, Eileen, also a children’s book author, live in Pennsylvania. On pageMr. The contrast undermines his portrayal as oblivious or innocent. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. So I do not, personally, find it hard to believe that this innocence or lack of knowledge occured even during the WWII Era with the Jews.

I never felt that spark – I was waiting for more. Novels portal Children and Young Adult Literature portal. He has no family or home, He’s running.

Lots of anti-Semitic talk from everyone, and, of course, the genocidal treatment of the Jews in Warsaw.

Milkweed Book Review

Young adultHistorical novel. This page was last edited on 28 Novemberat Some of the most heartwarming reports I get are from teachers and librarians whom I meet personally at conferences and book signings.


There were, in fact, orphans who had no memory of mother or father and who, it seemed, simply materialized on the streets of war-torn Europe. I loved MOST of the book.

Milkweed Reader’s Guide

Misha found him after the war was over, but Buffo just shuffled away. Common Sense Media, a nonprofit organization, earns a small affiliate fee from Amazon or iTunes when you use our links to make a purchase.

Nov 25, Sherri Silvera rated it liked it.

My students wanted to read about the Holocaust and I think this will provide an interesting mlikweed. Milgrom so reluctant to accept Misha? For Misha, it was “more about talking than about selling”. A moving, funny, lyrical tale with big appeal. I would have given Milkweed 4, maybe even 5 stars if it ends right after the war.

They should have been as smart as Misha who is fictional. Rachel This is one of my favorite novels of all time. This book was real page turner because from the first page, it introduces the main character in the action of running away from a robbery. It wouldn’t hav I love both Maniac Magee and Stargirl, but this book left me cold. What other types of people were targeted for imprisonment in Nazi”death camps”?

I usually do little research, but there was no avoiding it here.

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