Gifts from the Enemy by Trudy Ludwig
  

Gifts from the Enemy

Written by Trudy Ludwig
Illustrated by Craig Orback
Part of the Humankind Project Series

Synopsis

Gifts from the Enemy by Trudy Ludwig

Gifts from the Enemy is the powerful and moving story based on From a Name to a Number: A Holocaust Survivor's Autobiography by Alter Wiener, in which Alter recalls his loss of family at the hands of the Nazis and his internment in five prison camps during World War II. This picture book tells one moving episode during Alter's imprisonment, when an unexpected person demonstrates moral courage in repeated acts of kindness to young Alter during his imprisonment. Written by acclaimed children's writer Trudy Ludwig, author of Better Than You and Confessions of a Former Bully, and illustrated by award-winning children's book illustrator Craig Orback, Gifts from the Enemy teaches children in age-appropriate language about the dangers of hatred, prejudice, and stereotyping and that there are good and bad in every group of people. The accompanying questions and activities for readers provide teachers and parents with helpful direction in presenting this history and the valuable story. Gifts from the Enemy highlights how acts of social justice and kindness can change lives.

Reviews

Award-winning book: IBPA Gold Benjamin Franklin Award Oregon Spirit Book Honor Award Comstock Read Aloud Honors Gelett Burgess Children's Book Award- World History ...deeply moving...Even the smallest details of the story are haunting. -- Kirkus Contemplative, gentle, and wise, Wiener's story, told by Trudy Ludwig and depicted through Craig Orback's tasteful yet realistic artwork, helps young readers understand the injustice of stereotyping and the poignancy of love and kindess... Foreword Gr 4-6--Ludwig bases this picture book on Alter Wiener's memoir, From a Name to a Number: A Holocaust Survivor's Autobiography (AuthorHouse, 2007). In a first-person narration, Wiener explains that he was 13 when the German soldiers killed his father

About the Author

Trudy Ludwig is the author of many books for children, including My Secret Bully and Confessions of a Former Bully. She has been profiled on national television, radio, and in newsprint, and her books have received the Mom's Choice Gold Award and the CCBC's Best of the Best award, among others. She lives in Portland, OR. Craig Orback has a B.F.A. in illustration and is a freelance illustrator. His work includes Keeping the Promise: A Torah's Journey, Paul Bunyan, and other award-winning children's books. Based in Seattle, he also teaches children's book illustration at several colleges.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
32 pages

Author

Trudy Ludwig
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Publisher

White Cloud Press

Publication date

17th June 2014

ISBN

9781935952978


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