Let the Celebrations Begin!

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Let the Celebrations Begin!
Written by Margaret Wild
Format: Hardback
ISBN-10: 0763670138
ISBN-13: 9780763670139
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Let the Celebrations Begin!
A Story of Hope for the Liberation

author: Margaret Wild

Miriam lives in hut 18, bed 22. She has little to eat and nothing to play with, but she can remember what it was like before, when she had her own food, her own bed, and her very own toys. As World War II nears an end, everyone says the soldiers are coming, so Miriam joins the women in planning a celebration. Every night, while the guards sleep, they busy themselves crafting toys out of scraps of their clothing to surprise the younger children. Based on a reference to a small collection of stuffed toys made by women in Belsen for the first party held after the liberation of the camp, this new edition of Let the Celebrations Begin!, originally published in 1996, is an affecting story
of human survival.

Amid rumors of liberation, inmates at Germany’s Belsen camp create toys for a celebration in a moving story of hope, based on a true account.
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0763670138 /  9780763670139
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Picture Books / Hardback
age range:
7 yrs - 10 yrs
# of pages/size:
40 / 8 1/2" x 10 7/8"
grade range:
Grade 2 - Grade 5
Historical; Toys, Dolls, Puppets;
author’s comments:
Margaret Wild is a highly regarded and award-winning children’s book author whose book There’s a Sea in My Bedroom was short-listed for the Kate Greenaway Medal. She lives in Australia.
illustrator’s comments:
Julie Vivas is an acclaimed illustrator whose books include The Nativity, which she also wrote, and Possum Magic by Mem Fox. She lives in Australia.
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