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Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Jerry Spinelli

Narrated By: Ron Rifkin

Publisher: Listening Library (Audio)

Date: September 2003

Duration: 5 hours 17 minutes


Hes a boy called Jew. Gypsy. Stopthief. Runt. Happy. Fast. Filthy son of Abraham.

Hes a boy who lives in the streets of Warsaw. Hes a boy who steals food for himself and the other orphans. Hes a boy who believes in bread, and mothers, and angels. Hes a boy who wants to be a Nazi some day, with tall shiny jackboots and a gleaming Eagle hat of his own. Until the day that suddenly makes him change his mind. And when the trains come to empty the Jews from the ghetto of the damned, hes a boy who realizes its safest of all to be nobody.

Newbery Medalist Jerry Spinelli takes us to one of the most devastating settings imaginable, Nazi-occupied Warsaw of World War II, and tells a tale of heartbreak, hope, and survival through the bright eyes of a young orphan.From the Hardcover edition.


  • Sandy Kromolicki

    Hard to understand at the first chapter, but much easier At the end. Very sad books

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Stephanie Ashworth

    Hard too understand at first but wss a very sad but good book

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.