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The Extra

By Kathryn author Lasky

Is the chance to serve as an extra for Hitler’s favorite filmmaker a chance at life — or a detour on the path to inevitable extermination?

One ordinary afternoon, fifeen-year-old Lilo and her family are suddenly picked up by Hitler’s police and imprisoned as part of the "Gypsy plague." Just when it seems certain that they will be headed to a labor camp, Lilo is chosen by filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl to work as a film extra. Life on the film set is a bizarre alternate reality. The surroundings are glamorous, but Lilo and the other extras are barely fed, closely guarded, and kept in a locked barn when not on the movie set. And the beautiful, charming Riefenstahl is always present, answering the slightest provocation with malice, flaunting the power to assign prisoners to life or death. Lilo takes matters into her own hands, effecting an escape and running for her life. In this chilling but ultimately uplifting novel, Kathryn Lasky imagines the lives of the Gypsies who worked as extras for the real Nazi filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl, giving readers a story of survival unlike any other.

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2013

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0763639729


Format: Book
Author: Lasky, Kathryn author
Summary: Is the chance to serve as an extra for Hitler's favorite filmmaker a chance at life -- or a detour on the path to inevitable extermination? In this chilling but ultimately uplifting novel, Kathryn Lasky imagines the lives of the Gypsies who worked as extras for the real Nazi filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl, giving readers a story of survival unlike any other.
Title: The extra / Kathryn Lasky.
Publisher Date: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2013.
Subject: Romanies -- Teen fiction. Extras (Actors) -- Teen fiction. Romanies -- Nazi persecution -- Teen fiction. Concentration camps -- Teen fiction. Historical fiction
Isbn: 0763639729 9780763639723
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System Items Available: 1
System Items Total: 1
Call Number: TF Lasky
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Bib Id: 461578

Format: Book
Author: Lasky, Kathryn author.
Summary: Is the chance to serve as an extra for Hitler's favorite filmmaker a chance at life -- or a detour on the path to inevitable extermination? In this chilling but ultimately uplifting novel, Kathryn Lasky imagines the lives of the Gypsies who worked as extras for the real Nazi filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl, giving readers a story of survival unlike any other.
Title: The extra / Kathryn Lasky.
Edition: First edition.
Publisher, Date: Candlewick Pr 2013
Publisher, Date: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2013.
Description: 314 pages ; 22 cm
Subjects: Romanies -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: Extras (Actors) -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: Romanies -- Nazi persecution -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: Concentration camps -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: Historical fiction
LCCN: 2012955181
ISBN: 0763639729
ISBN: 9780763639723
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: TF Lasky