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The secret of Gabi's dresser /
by Kathy Kacer.
imprint
Toronto, Ont. : Second Story Press, c1999.
description
128 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
ISBN
1896764150, 9781896764153
format(s)
Book
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imprint
Toronto, Ont. : Second Story Press, c1999.
isbn
1896764150
9781896764153
general note
"A Holocaust remembrance book for young readers."
"Inspired by real events, is a dramatic work of historical fiction."
abstract
When the Nazis invade Czechoslovakia in 1942 life for Gabi, a Jewish girl, changes forever and will never be the same.
catalogue key
4583059
target audience
Ages 8 and up.
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Awards
This item was nominated for the following awards:
Silver Birch Award, CAN, 2000 : Nominated
Reviews
Review Quotes
An absorbing story about a piece of Second World War history that is new to young readers of this genre. Recommended.
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Quill & Quire, July 1999
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Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
Gabi is a young Jewish girl living on a farm in Eastern Slovakia during World War II. As German soldiers begin to occupy the area her mother hides her in a drawer in a dresser. Based on true events, this is a story of courage, determination and survival.
Description for Reader
The heroine, Gabi, recounts how as a young Jewish girl she lived on a family farm in Eastern Europe during the Second World War. She describes her community before the Nazi occupation and the events that unfolded afterwards. When the Nazis conducted house searches for Jewish children, Gabi successfully hid in the dining-room dresser. The only thing retrieved from the home after the war was the dresser that saved Gabi's life. It now sits in author Kathy Kacer's home in Toronto. Kacer is Gabi's daughter and has based the story on her mother's experiences.
Main Description
A dresser becomes the perfect hiding place during WWII.
Main Description
For ages 8+. the heroine, Gabi, recounts how as a young Jewish girl she lived on a family farm in Eastern Europe during the Second World War. She describes her community before the Nazi occupation and the events that unfolded afterwards. When the Nazis conducted house searches for Jewish children, Gabi successfully hid in the dining-room dresser. the only thing retrieved from the home after the war was the dresser that saved Gabi's life. It now sits in author Kathy Kacer's home in Toronto. Kacer is Gabi's daughter, and has based the story on her mother's experiences.
Unpaid Annotation
When the Nazi's invade Eastern Europe, life for Gabi, a Jewish girl, will never be the same.

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