The Puppet Boy Of Warsaw

The Puppet Boy Of Warsaw Eva Weaver
  • Title: The Puppet Boy Of Warsaw
  • Author: Eva Weaver
  • ISBN: 9781780222905
  • Page: 218
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Puppet Boy Of Warsaw Eva Weaver The Puppet Boy Of Warsaw I was twelve when the coat was made Nathan our tailor and dear friend cut it for Grandfather in the first week of March It was the last week of freedom for Warsaw and for usEven in the most dif
    I was twelve when the coat was made Nathan, our tailor and dear friend, cut it for Grandfather in the first week of March 1938 It was the last week of freedom for Warsaw and for usEven in the most difficult of lives, there is hope And sometimes that hope comes in the form of a small boy, armed with a troupe of puppets a prince, a girl, a fool, a crocodile with halfI was twelve when the coat was made Nathan, our tailor and dear friend, cut it for Grandfather in the first week of March 1938 It was the last week of freedom for Warsaw and for usEven in the most difficult of lives, there is hope And sometimes that hope comes in the form of a small boy, armed with a troupe of puppets a prince, a girl, a fool, a crocodile with half painted teeth.When Mika s grandfather dies in the Warsaw ghetto, he inherits not only his great coat, but its treasure trove of secrets In one remote pocket, he finds a papier mache head, a scrap of clothe prince And what better way to cheer the cousin who has lost her father, the little boy who his ill, the neighbours living in one cramped room, than a puppet show Soon the whole ghetto is talking about the puppet boy until the day when Mika is stopped by a German officer and is forced into a secret lifeThis is a story about survival It is an epic journey, spanning continents and generations, from Warsaw to the gulags of Siberia, and two lives that intertwine amid the chaos of war Because even in wartime, there is hope
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    1. A book and Author I knew nothing about beforehand, other than it s Warsaw setting during WW2, a subject I am deeply passionate about, this novel though left me with mixed feelings It s a warming tale and written with the full intentions of pulling at the heartstrings, which it does, but that depends on how much over sentimentality you can take It s one of my pet hates, and this does the cross the line from the mid way point, but as this deals with the horrendous suffering of the Jews and the aft [...]

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    2. So, whenever you see an ordinary coat, think about what may linger in its folds, what memories might be hidden in its pockets It might whisper to you at night There are many stories sewn into its sleeves and many treasures harboured in its seams.This book was almost excellent The story itself is fantastic, but the problem is that the second half of the book was completely lacking the excellence of the first It was like the second half of the story wasn t finalised completely, and still needed t [...]

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    3. The World War II story is narrated by an elderly Jewish man, Mika, recalling his time in the Warsaw ghetto Mika meets Max, a German soldier, and gives Max his favourite puppet the Prince , binding the men, forever Max narrates the second part of the novel describing his journey to and escaping a Siberian gulag The puppets bear witness to the hardships Mika and Max endure and bring joy and entertainment to their harsh realities The third part of the novel has Max s grand daughter, and her puppet [...]

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    4. Wow This book is powerful So much than another holocaust book it chronicles lives both during and afterwards linked to the puppets.Its a very sad story but wonderfully told and so well written.Its a book about human tragedy but with moments of wonder and kindness.Highly recommended

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    5. One of the best books chronicling the horrors of WW2 that I have ever read The dialogue is a little stilted and doesn t flow great at times, especially towards the end of the book Wonderful characters This book will make you smile and cry, it will really make you feel One of the things I appreciated most was that it showed that many Nazi soldiers were just men, eaten up by the machine is war No fingers are pointed here, this is just war and what it does to people Have yet to see Russians painted [...]

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    6. What to say of this book It is so beautiful and so powerful Every word, every character is so right and it feels so very real It has every single emotion possible and the timing is perfect I was happy when they were happy and I felt chills when they were grieving For me to have have goosebumps or teary eyes while reading is rare and shows just how good this book is.Even better is that it must have taken great courage to write since the author herself is German and yet she made no excuses for the [...]

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    7. My love of WW2 is greatly known, so when an ARC came into work and the magic key words were spoken my friend nabbed it and put it aside for me And what a tale it was Holed up in Warsaw ghetto, a young Jewish lad with an incredible talent for puppetry and an old coat capable of holding a great many secrets tell a wondrous tale of courage, determination and above all, hope It really gets down into the nitty gritty of living in such conditions with little to no access to food, hygiene, medicines, f [...]

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    8. Precioso Una historia maravillosa, conmovedora, me ha encantado.

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    9. 4.5 La historia es hermosa, algunas partes parecieran narradas a modo de cuento, pero llega al coraz n.

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    10. This is a beautifully written book that is deeply moving Set against the very real and difficult period of World War II at it s very worst the creation of the Jewish ghetto in Warsaw, through the deportations and to the bitter uprising of the last remaining Jews it follows the story of Mika, a teenager who finds solace from the troubles in the puppets his grandfather left him along with a coat of many pockets He becomes known as The Puppet Boy , bringing smiles to the children in the ghetto, but [...]

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    11. I really enjoyed reading this book, it is a very gripping story, the sort you can t put down until the end is reached Although the book does depict events of the holocaust, it is a a story of human determination, courage and bravery The book is mainly based around the life of one person, there are some sad moments, but it is also very thought provoking.Although the times depicted in the book are awful, I liked the way that the book showed how the people made the best of what they had and went o [...]

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    12. What a powerful book that conjures such images of the horror but also the resilience of the human spirit The two halves of the book gave great insight to both sides of the fence It allows you to scrape the surface of the deep scars that the war left on people I loved the magic the puppets provided and how they managed to weave the tale together Whilst a work of fiction it salutes many of the true heroes of the war who did what they could to protect the vulnerable, smuggle children or fight in th [...]

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    13. enjoyed this book but felt however the second part felt slightly rushed and didnt have the same intensity as the first when the book was actually in the warsaw ghetto

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    14. I wasn t too sure about being given this book to read as I knew it would contain horrors of the 2nd World War, mistreatment of the Jews, Poles etc from a personal perspective.However the wonders of the coat and the puppets drew me in to appreciate the rest of that ghastly picture The strength of the human soul under extreme hardship, family ties, how something small can become SO meaningful, what really matters in life And there s an individual German soldier and the dreadful times he endures a [...]

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    15. prachtig en aangrijpend verhaal heel mooi verteldt een zeer gevoelige toets het verhaal van zowel Mika als Max is heel indrukwekkend, een vleugje realiteit en historie dat ons weer doet nadenken

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    16. Can t say too much ahead of book club kept my interest part one was excellent unfortunately the authour got tired for part two and was thinking of the movie version for part III.

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    17. I loved this book A very original take on WW2 through real people from both sides I felt the second part was a bit rushed, but that was than compensated with the story

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    18. Empec esta novela sin saber muy bien de que iba, y cu ndo me apareci el tema de la segunda guerra mundial, estuve a punto de dejarlo No me apetec a volver a leer sobre ello Pero segu , y no me arrepiento Mika y su historia me encant y emocion Me pareci una novela distinta a otras que he le do sobre el tema Muy recomendable

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    19. The Puppet Boy of Warsaw by Eva WeaverFor various reasons, World War II novels do not count among my favourites Maybe it s because of the often graphic content, the haunting cries of human pain and suffering and the disquieting realisation that something just as horrible is constantly on the verge of happening The Reader, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, The Pianist and Sophie s Choice are examples of disturbing Holocaust novels.Now and again a truly inspiring WWII story appears in print The Book [...]

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    20. Ich bin durch das tolle Cover auf das Buch aufmerksam geworden ich finde es sehr atmosph risch und es passt richtig gut zur Geschichte Und ich wurde nicht entt uscht ganz im Gegenteil meine Erwartungen wurden bertroffen.Es ist die Lebensgeschichte eines j dischen Mannes, der in seiner Kindheit das Leid und die Angst, den Hunger und die Not in einem Warschauer Ghetto miterleben musste, der aber das Puppenspiel beherrschte und damit anderen Menschen ob jung oder alt Hoffnung geschenkt hat und auch [...]

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    21. I liked this book Having translated work by a puppeteer who performed during the 1944 Warsaw Uprising not the one portrayed in this book, the Ghetto Uprising the story was than plausible Being a puppeteer myself, a lot of the aspects about puppetry also rang true.The first part of the book is by far the best part, not sparing the reader some of the harder details of the Ghetto summary executions, starvation, disease etc However,the second part, while less detailed, is necessarily reduced to bri [...]

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    22. Literally just finished it A moving story of Jews in Warsaw in the war and a boy who finds his grandfathers puppets and plays with them I loved the first part of the book which is Mika the puppet boy story The second part didn t quite grab me the same way though was good with echoes of Between Shades of Gray in The blurb suggests that if you liked The Book Thief this would appeal and I think that is true For me it doesn t quite have the power that Book Thief has but it is a good read.

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    23. Novela muy entretenida, en la cual es dif cil parar una vez has avanzado un poco, encontraremos momentos de mucha dureza y emotividad, el mayor pero que le encuentro es que la historia esta poco un edulcorada Spoilers Una de las cosas que m s interesante me ha parecido es tener la visi n de la parte alemana, y sobre todo el momento post , el momento de vac o y el encontrarse atormentado igualmente me ha resultado interesante como se refleja la verg enza sobre lo sucedido en el pueblo alem n medi [...]

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    24. Excellent Loved the story embedded in history Also the follow through So insightful to present the Jewish and the German perspectives So creative to focus on an object of value to both families The only criticism I have is that I hated the simpering tone of the audible narrator in Part One of the book Thank goodness for the man part in the second part I was on the verge of giving up listening to the wheedling voiceAlso loved The Eye of the Reindeer An author to watch, for sure Bravo Clearly love [...]

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    25. A fascinating and original holocaust story but told from a different angle It s the story of Mika a teenage boy who is caught up in the Warsaw ghetto He finds his own way to survive the horror of the ghetto He uses puppets to keep up not only his spirits but also the spirits of those around him It is also about his relationship with Max a German soldier who discovers him with puppets and makes him perform for the Germans The Puppet boy of Warsaw is a beautifully written book set against the very [...]

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    26. Me ha faltado m s narraci n y concreci n hist rica y me han sobrado conversaciones estereotipadas y poco cre bles La parte del soldado alem n es ya el acabose Y el final atropellado y previsible Bonita idea, pero se qued en la idea.Eso de ser alemana y escribir este libro tan insulso sobre parte del nazismo, es para mir rselo

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    27. Ik vond het een erg goed boek Eenmaal erin begonnen eigenlijk continue verder gelezen Mooi ook de verschillende invalshoeken die gekozen zijn Ik vond het ook erg mooi dat Max ook zijn verhaal vertelde en de menselijke kant van de Duitse soldaat dus ook beschreven word Een boek om zeker te lezen en niet aan voorbij te gaan.

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    28. This book deserves than the maximum 5 stars Written by the author in such a heart warming way, it could possibly be one of my favourite books for 2014 that I have read It also shows that even some Nazi s had a heart and also depicts how one little boy can change the lives of so many Highly recommended

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    29. This book is a historical fiction and it is an easy read for young adults that are at a high reading level and also easy for adults I recommend this book to people that like to read books about WWII history.

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    30. Humanity What a wonderful read,so beautifully toldDescription of time place and people cameAlive, to think that we can treat each otherIn such an inhuman way,I hope will makeUs stop and think what we may perpetuate

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