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A Bag of Marbles

By Kris, 1972-

In 1941 in occupied Paris, brothers Maurice and Joseph play a last game of marbles before running home to their father’s barbershop. This is the day that will change 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. And if they hope to elude the Nazis, they must never, under any circumstances, admit to being Jewish.





The boys travel by train, by ferry, and on foot, facing threats from 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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Book

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  • TGN Joffo, Teen Graphic Novel

ISBN

9781467707008


Format: Book
Author: Kris, 1972-
Summary: In 1941, ten-year-old Joseph Joffo and his older brother, Maurice, must hide their Jewish heritage and undertake a long and dangerous journey from Nazi-occupied Paris to reach their other brothers in the free zone.
Title: A bag of marbles / based on the memoir by Joseph Joffo ; adapted by Kris ; illustrated by Vincent Bailly ; translated by Edward Gauvin.
Subject: Joffo, Joseph -- Teen fiction. Joffo, Maurice -- Teen fiction. Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- France -- Teen fiction. Graphic novels Jews -- France -- Teen fiction. World War, 1939-1945 -- France -- Teen fiction. France -- History -- German occupation, 1940-1945 -- Teen fiction.
Isbn: 9781467707008 (lib. bdg. : alk. paper) 1467707007 (lib. bdg. : alk. paper) 9781467715164 (pbk.) 1467715166 (pbk.) 9781467716512 (ebook)
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System Items Available: 1
System Items Total: 1
Call Number: Teen graphic novel Kris
Oclc: 851347225
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Bib Id: 461569

Format: Book
Author: Kris, 1972-
Summary: In 1941, ten-year-old Joseph Joffo and his older brother, Maurice, must hide their Jewish heritage and undertake a long and dangerous journey from Nazi-occupied Paris to reach their other brothers in the free zone.
Title: A bag of marbles / based on the memoir by Joseph Joffo ; adapted by Kris ; illustrated by Vincent Bailly ; translated by Edward Gauvin.
Edition: First American edition.
Description: 126 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Subjects: Joffo, Joseph -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: Joffo, Maurice -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- France -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: Graphic novels
Subjects: Jews -- France -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: World War, 1939-1945 -- France -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: France -- History -- German occupation, 1940-1945 -- Teen fiction.
Other Author: Bailly, Vincent, illustrator.
Other Author: Gauvin, Edward
Other Author: Joffo, Joseph. Sac de billes.
LCCN: 2013002284
ISBN: 9781467707008 (lib. bdg. : alk. paper)
ISBN: 1467707007 (lib. bdg. : alk. paper)
ISBN: 9781467715164 (pbk.)
ISBN: 1467715166 (pbk.)
ISBN: 9781467716512 (ebook)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: Teen graphic novel Kris