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Willy and Max : a Holocaust story /
by Amy Littlesugar ; illustrated by William Low.
imprint
New York, N.Y. : Philomel Books, c2006.
description
1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 29 cm.
ISBN
0399234837, 9780399234835
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imprint
New York, N.Y. : Philomel Books, c2006.
isbn
0399234837
9780399234835
abstract
In Belgium during World War II, Willy becomes friends with Max and his Jewish family, and although they become separated, they remain related by a bond of friendship and a special painting.
catalogue key
5867629
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Awards
This item was nominated for the following awards:
California Young Reader Medal, USA, 2009 - 2010 : Nominated
Reviews
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Kirkus Reviews,
Booklist, January 2006
PW Annex Reviews, March 2006
School Library Journal, March 2006
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In Belgium during World War II, Willy becomes friends with Max and his Jewish family, and although they become separated, they remain related by a bond of friendship and a special painting.
Main Description
When Max's dad buys a painting from the window of Willy's dad's antique shop, Willy and Max become instant friends.They are just alike, down to their same missing tooth! Even though Max lives in the Jewish quarter, the boys are inseparable-until the Nazis come. They take everything from Max's family, including the precious painting that began the boys' friendship.And though they promise to be friends forever,Willy and Max know that something unspeakable is coming between them, and they may never see each other again . . . . Beautiful and heartbreaking, Willy & Max is the powerful story of two boys separated by circumstance, but held together through generations by a simple painting-and the unbreakable spirit of their friendship.

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