The Devil's Arithmetic
Jane Yolen Steve Cieslawski
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Sep 21, 2019 - 00:31 AM By Jane Yolen Steve Cieslawski

This critically acclaimed novel by award winning author Jane Yolen is now available in a beautifully designed new edition Hannah dreads going to her family s Passover Seder she s tired of hearing her relatives talk about the past But when she opens the front door to symbolically welcome the prophet Elijah, she s transported to a Polish village in the year 1942, where shThis critically acclaimed novel by award winning author Jane Yolen is now available in a beautifully designed new edition Hannah dreads going to her family s Passover Seder she s tired of hearing her relatives talk about the past But when she opens the front door to symbolically welcome the prophet Elijah, she s transported to a Polish village in the year 1942, where she becomes caught up in the tragedy of the time Readers will come away with a sense of tragic history that both disturbs and compels Booklist
  • Title: The Devil's Arithmetic
  • Author: Jane Yolen Steve Cieslawski
  • ISBN: 9780140345353
  • Page: 329
  • Format: Paperback

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Meaghan Sep 21, 2019 - 00:31 AM
I wish I could say I liked this book. I thought I would. I know it's critically acclaimed and a well-known story. But it left me with a bad taste in my mouth.The book is meant to educate young people about the Holocaust, but it had a lot of historical inaccuracies. The idyllic shtetl world at the beginning of Chaya's story would have been long gone by 1942 -- by that time, all the Jews left alive in Poland were in ghettos, in concentration camps or in hiding. Lublin, the place Chaya supposedly c [...]
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Chris Sep 21, 2019 - 00:31 AM
This semester I am requiring my students to read The True Story of Hansel and Gretel, a novel takes place in Poland during World War II. The good news is that my students love the book; in fact, several of them are reading ahead. The shocking fact, the bad news, is what they don’t know. It is not just knowledge of history that they lack; it is knowledge of basic geography. God bless PowerPoint and blackboard. To be fair, my students do ask intelligent questions, yet the lack of basic knowledge [...]
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Becky Sep 21, 2019 - 00:31 AM
I wasn't really sure what to make of this book when I first saw it, but after having read it, I would say that I am glad that I did. This is one of those books that really makes you look at things from a different perspective. I can relate to Hannah, because I remember being 13 and having little patience with traditions and customs, and just wanting to hang out with my friends. But given the experience Hannah had, she was able to see things in a new way, and was granted a gift, even though it wa [...]
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Lisa Vegan Sep 21, 2019 - 00:31 AM
This is a marvelous book for young adults, although I wouldn’t recommend it as their first introduction to the holocaust because it portrays the atrocities committed in a starkly realistic way. And, unlike some young adult books that I enjoyed as young as nine or ten years old, I wouldn’t give this to kids until they were at least 12.It is a wonderful story and, because the main character, an American Jewish girl who’s 12 years old, is from the present time (even though the book was writte [...]
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K8 Sep 21, 2019 - 00:31 AM
Twelve year old Hannah is sick of spending Passover 'remembering' the past with her relatives. During the Passover Seder, she is transported to 1942 Poland, where she becomes Chaya (her Hebrew name), the girl she was named for. In this time, she is eventually sent to a concentration camp, where the bulk of the story takes place. Throughout the book, she struggles with memory - which memories are real (the future or the now), remembering anything b/c of the trauma of the camp, futilely trying to [...]
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Kim Sep 21, 2019 - 00:31 AM
Summary: When Hannah opens the door during Passover Seder to symbolically welcome the profit Elijah, she suddenly finds herself in the unfamiliar world of a Polish village i the 1940's. Hannah had always complained about listening about listening to her relatives tell the same stories of the Holocaust over and over, but now she finds herself in terrifying situation. The Nazi soldiers have come to take the villagers away, and Hannah can guess where they are going. Response: I loved this book. Bei [...]
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Lars Guthrie Sep 21, 2019 - 00:31 AM
Yolen employs a "Magic Tree House" trope to move her main character, Hannah, a bored American thirteen-year-old at her family's Seder dinner, through time, space and language, and it comes off as hokey. Once Hannah becomes Chaya, an orphan living in a Polish village in 1942, though, this tale grabs onto the reader and doesn't let go. Hannah opens the door of her family's apartment to welcome the prophet Elijah and is soon crammed into a crowded cattle car with other Jews on a train destined for [...]
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Lindsey Sep 21, 2019 - 00:31 AM
Anyone and everyone should read this book! It's a very fast read because it was written for children but it tells a beautiful story and has a great twist in the end. The Devil's Arithmetic is about a young Jewish girl who doesn't quite understand her family's past. She finds Jewish holidays and celebrations to be boring and is unappreciative of the hardships Jews have faced. She is mysteriously transported to the past and ends up in a concentration camp. Here she suffers the hardships first hand [...]
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Loralee Sep 21, 2019 - 00:31 AM
This touching book uses time travel to help one young girl understand her Jewish heritage. One of the main themes is not to forget the past but learn from it. These memories include remembering the Holocaust.The book opens with Hannah being reminded why she celebrates Passover. "Passover isn't about eating, Hannah.It's about remembering." (p.4) Once Hannah is transported back into time and begins living the life of Chaya she reflects on the things she's learned at family dinners and in classroom [...]
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Janette Sep 21, 2019 - 00:31 AM
I usually read to avoid hearing about depressing subjects but I went ahead and read this one even though it was about a Jewish girl living during WW2.It was a good book, and I got choked up in the end. Then I couldn't get to sleep at night because I was too busy pondering how civilized societies are capable of butchering millions of people. It seems so impossible, and yet it's happened more than once in history. It makes you look at your friends and neighbors and wonder what sort of hearts of da [...]
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Ayanna Dukes Sep 21, 2019 - 00:31 AM
So, during school (L.A) we're learning about World War II and the Holocaust, I've always wanted to learn more about both topics. My teacher suggested this book to me, and I'm happy that she did. I've never, so far, read a book like this in my life. First of all, this was the first Holocaust book I've read. I just love how this book starts and ends, sort of like a circular ending. Most books wont make me shed tears but this one did. I think it was amazing that Hannah the main character, got to go [...]
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Molly Grace Sep 21, 2019 - 00:31 AM
This book is really good!! It's about a Jewish little girl transported to 1942 Poland and is captured by the Nazi's and brought to a concentration camp. This book gives us more information about what everyday life was like. I prefer that people read this book!!
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Luthien Sep 21, 2019 - 00:31 AM
Giving this book a star rating and a review feels…strangely inappropriate. No piece of literature is above critique, of course, but after I finished this one, I felt like I had the wind knocked out of me a little. Though it wasn’t flawless, but deconstructing it for a full-fledged review didn’t feel like a constructive exercise. . There are undoubtedly small inaccuracies which older readers, in particular, might find frustrating, but the spirit of the book matters more to me given the them [...]
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Alex Baugh Sep 21, 2019 - 00:31 AM
Since tonight is the first night of Passover, I thought I would review a book that is appropriate to the season. I chose The Devil's Arithmetic because, like the Passover story, it is also about the importance of remembering who you are and where you came from. Hannah Stern, 12 but almost 13, is a happy girl living in New Rochelle with her parents and little brother, except that she doesn't want to go to her family's Passover Seder. Bored and apathetic, Hannah is tired of hearing her grandfather [...]
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Sara Sep 21, 2019 - 00:31 AM
This was really sad and scary. But so REALISTIC!! It's terrifying to think that it acually would happen! (Not the time traveling, the concentration camp.) It is about a Jewish girl, Hannah, who is at a passover dinner, when she goes through a door and finds herself in 1942. Everyone knows who she is except herself. They think she is an orphan girl called Chaya, which is what her name is in some language. She makes five friends; Rachel, Shirfre, Ester, Yente, and Rivka. Rachel and Yente die on th [...]
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Jamie Barringer (Ravenmount) Sep 21, 2019 - 00:31 AM
This book is a bit like the Chronicles of Narnia, but with a dark twist. A modern, American Jewish girl opens a door and is magically transported back in time into the body of another Jewish girl, just before that girl and her entire village is transported to a Nazi concentration camp. All of a sudden the Holocaust, instead of tiresome stories drummed into her by her older relatives at holiday gatherings, becomes very horrifically real. Having read quite a few nonfiction accounts of the concentr [...]
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Echo Sep 21, 2019 - 00:31 AM
Hannah is tired of her family's passover celebration. It's always the same every year, with the old people talking about concentration camps and the war and how important it is to remember, even though it all happened so long ago. Hannah just wants to be like other girls who get to eat candy and decorate Christmas trees and go shopping. But when Hannah is chosen to open the door to welcome the prophet Elijah as part of the celebration, she finds herself transported to another time and another co [...]
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Sara Sep 21, 2019 - 00:31 AM
What a good story. What a good reminder.So often we get caught up in the busyness of daily life, and we forget. We forget that there has been so much suffering. And while it's not the same type of suffering, there are people all around us that are tormented in one way or another, and that need our empathy and sympathy.As Winston Churchill is quoted as saying "Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it", I ask: what will we learn if we choose to not study and choose to forget?
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Ariana Sep 21, 2019 - 00:31 AM
I read this with my daughters 6th grade reading group. I really liked the way that they introduced the story through the main characters eyes and how she "experienced" what her Grandpa and Aunt had gone through being Jewish and taken to the concentration camps. This was a great book for a 5th or 6th grader to read about this time period in history.
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Clarissa Johnson Sep 21, 2019 - 00:31 AM
I would have much more enjoyed this book had I read it in middle school or even high school. While it is too simply put for me now, I think it would have hit me hard as a preteen/teenager, and I definitely would suggest it to a younger crowd.
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Andrea Kulman Sep 21, 2019 - 00:31 AM
This book captivated me from beginning to end. The story flowed as if a conductor were actually standing before an entire band conducting a piece of music from Mozart. Such a strong story.
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Will Devane Sep 21, 2019 - 00:31 AM
It was a pretty boring book. It took a while to get good and when it did get good it wasn't all that great, and it didn't last that long. Overall, it was an ok book.
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Morgan Sep 21, 2019 - 00:31 AM
The book, The Devil's Arithmetic, is by Jane Yolen. It takes place in New Rochelle, New York where a thirteen year old girl Hannah lives. Her family is Jewish and they are going to her grandparent's house to celebrate the Jewish holiday, Passover. One of their traditions is to welcome the spirit of the prophet Elijah by opening the door of their home. When Hannah opens the door she time travels to the past. She is a part of a family who calls her Chaya. She is very confused, but reluctantly goes [...]
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Tina Sep 21, 2019 - 00:31 AM
Hannah is a bored preteen, tired of her Jewish family's traditions and her weird grandfather's outbursts. On the night of Passover Seder, she opens the door to greet the profit Elijah, but instead enters the past. Now she finds herself in the train being shipped to the camps for processing, were every day is one more day she's alive. This book is important. Told in a manner preteens can understand, it tells of the horrors of life in the camp. Little it held back. There are better books of this t [...]
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Sheri Sep 21, 2019 - 00:31 AM
So this was okay. I hate to come across as spoiled modern white folk, but I was intensely bored with the concentration camp stuff. The intro was okay and the idea of sending a normal, modern girl into the past was unique. I liked her confusion as she acclimatized to the past in rural Poland, but then we got to the camp and it was roughly 50 pages of the same stuff. Yes, I know the camps were horrible, but the text felt rather stagnant until Hannah was transported back to modern time at the very [...]
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Kirsten Sep 21, 2019 - 00:31 AM
Historical fiction based around the Holocaust has always been a genre that makes me slightly uncomfortable, because I feel like some authors are just using the historical setting as a backdrop to make their story interesting. I didn't get that impression here, though - it really felt like the point of the story was the importance of remembering both the atrocities that occurred and the silent heroism of both the survivors and those who died. I think my preference is still true stories from this [...]
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Amber Scaife Sep 21, 2019 - 00:31 AM
A young girl is frustrated with her relatives, who stress the importance of remembering the past, especially during the family's Seder. But she learns the devastating importance of remembrance, when she opens the ritual door for Elijah, but instead somehow walks into the past, and then into a concentration camp.A powerful and well-written story, and most assuredly an important one.
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Kristina Lenarczyk Sep 21, 2019 - 00:31 AM
This was such a powerful read, and one that I think more people my age need to pick up. I have always had an interest in WWII as well as the Holocaust, but the perspective that this novel gives is one of a kind. From the authors note: “There is no way that fiction can come close to touching how truly inhuman, alien, even satanic, was the efficient machinery of death at these camps.”
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Kalyn Sep 21, 2019 - 00:31 AM
This book will stick with you forever. I read this in the sixth grade and to this day I still remember everything.
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Tony Sep 21, 2019 - 00:31 AM
An interesting book that has the idea of time travel (change over identity), and can help historical knowledge about what happened during Nazi Concentration Camps (for the Jews).
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The Devil's Arithmetic By Jane Yolen Steve Cieslawski This critically acclaimed novel by award winning author Jane Yolen is now available in a beautifully designed new edition Hannah dreads going to her family s Passover Seder she s tired of hearing her relatives talk about the past But when she opens the front door to symbolically welcome the prophet Elijah, she s transported to a Polish village in the year 1942, where shThis critically acclaimed novel by award winning author Jane Yolen is now available in a beautifully designed new edition Hannah dreads going to her family s Passover Seder she s tired of hearing her relatives talk about the past But when she opens the front door to symbolically welcome the prophet Elijah, she s transported to a Polish village in the year 1942, where she becomes caught up in the tragedy of the time Readers will come away with a sense of tragic history that both disturbs and compels Booklist

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