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A bag of marbles

Author: Kris; Vincent Bailly; Edward Gauvin; Joseph Joffo
Publisher: Minneapolis : Graphic Universe, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Secondary (senior high) school : English : First American editionView all editions and formats
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In 1941 in occupied Paris, brothers Maurice and Joseph play a last game of marbles before running home to their father's barbership. This is the day that will changes their lives forever. With the German occupation threatening their family's safety, the boys' parents decide Maurice and Joseph must disguise themselves and flee to their older brothers in the free zone. Surviving the long journey will take every scrap  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Graphic novels
Cartoon
Comics (Graphic works)
Fiction
Juvenile works
Historical fiction
Juvenile fiction
Comic books, strips, etc
Named Person: Joseph Joffo; Maurice Joffo; Joseph Joffo; Maurice Joffo; Joseph Joffo; Maurice Joffo; Joseph Joffo; Maurice Joffo
Material Type: Fiction, Secondary (senior high) school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kris; Vincent Bailly; Edward Gauvin; Joseph Joffo
ISBN: 9781467707008 1467707007 9781467715164 1467715166
OCLC Number: 851347225
Target Audience: GN390L; Decoding: 5 (very hard); Vocabulary: 5 (very hard); Sentences: 4 (hard); Patterns: 5 (very hard)
Description: 126 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Other Titles: Sac de billes.
Responsibility: based on the memoir by Joseph Joffo ; adapted by Kris ; illustrated by Vincent Bailly ; translated by Edward Gauvin.

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In 1941 in occupied Paris, brothers Maurice and Joseph play a last game of marbles before running home to their father's barbership. This is the day that will changes their lives forever. With the German occupation threatening their family's safety, the boys' parents decide Maurice and Joseph must disguise themselves and flee to their older brothers in the free zone. Surviving the long journey will take every scrap of ingenuity and courage they can muster. If they hope to elude the Nazis, they must never, under any circumstances, admit to being Jewish. The boys travel by train, ferry, and on foot, facing threats from strangers and receiving help from unexpected quarters. Along the way they must adapt to the unfamiliar strangers and receiving help from unexpected quarters. Along the way they must adapt to the unfamiliar world beyond their city and find a way to be true to themselves even as they conceal their identities. Based on an autobiographical novel by Joseph Joffo and adapted with the author's input, this true story offers a harrowing but inspiring glimpse of a childhood cut short. --

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