In this graphic novel about the Holocaust, a Jewish grandmother recounts to her grandson how she escaped from the Nazis and survived. With her grandson's help, she plunges into a search to discover what happened to the rest of her family during their last months at Auschwitz. The Search is a compilation of many stories of Jewish families who experienced the horror of the Holocaust. While the illustrations are not explicit, the narration is fairly specific about the horrors the characters experience.
Please note: There is an instance of language on page 25 of The Search. While it will not be new to many middle-school students, parents with young readers may want to hit it with a touch of white-out.
With 64 pages and no chapter divisions, you are free to read this book at your own pace. By reading just three pages at a time, three days each week, you will complete this graphic novel in about seven weeks.
Binding: Paperback Pages: 64 Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), under Macmillan Publishing Authors: Eric Heuvel, Ruud van der Rol, and Lies Schippers English Translation By: Lorraine T. Miller Production: Anne Frank House, in cooperation with the Jewish Historical Museum of Amsterdam ISBN: 9780374464554 Copyright: 2009 Publisher's Recommended Age Range: 10-14 Faith-Based: No
Awards and Endorsements: Texas Maverick Graphic Novels List Kirkus Reviews Best Books of the Year Kirkus Best Book of the Year
"Heuvel holds little back from his audience, presenting his facts starkly through Tintin-like illustrations that depict the atrocities without artifice. Gripping and visceral, these two volumes together are must-haves." - Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review -