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The Island on Bird Street

In Poland, during World War II, Alex is separated from his father and hides alone in the ghetto, waiting for him to return. There, he meets all sorts of different people-Poles looting abandoned homes, Jews trying to survive, German soldiers, and Jewish rebels. Some are kind, others turn their backs. His only constant friend is Snow, a smart, white mouse. Alex learns to survive and how to use a gun. Twice, he even manages to escape into a Polish neighborhood, where he plays football, goes skating like a normal child, and falls in love. But he always returns to his hiding place in the ghetto to wait for his father. When his father finally appears, he and Alex , along with Snow, leave the ghetto for good and join the Partisans in the woods.

Catalan, Chinese (simplified), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish
Title The Island on Bird Street
Writer's Last Name Orlev
Writer's First Name Uri
Genre Children
Ages 10-15
Publisher (Hebrew) Keter
No. Pages 156pp.
Book title - Hebrew (phonetic) Ha-Yi Be-Rehov Ha-Tziporim