Posted by Katrina Roets at 9:30 AM
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Accomplished artist Avi Katz has beautifully illustrated this age- appropriate, yet historically accurate story.
Liesl’s Ocean Rescue is a worthy and strong addition to Holocaust literature and curriculum at the elementary school level. The book provides an excellent bibliography of additional resources and will facilitate teaching of a difficult but necessary subject. The poignant and uplifting account should encourage our children to stand up for what they believe is right and to make a positive difference in the lives of those less fortunate.
Liesl's Ocean Rescue speaks to a time when the world was in chaos and so many were just trying to survive. It's honestly a piece of history that I didn't know about until I picked up this book. The book, while an easy read, is geared more towards older children than younger. It tells Liesl's story in such a way that none of the more disturbing truths about that time come through so I promise that your child will not be traumatised, just a bit more knowledgeable. If I had any complaint about this book, I felt as if it were abrupt and would have worked better as a short chapter book than in the format that it's in. I did especially appreciate and enjoy the black and white art work that is throughout the book. I'm dubbing this one a great book for the history lover in all of us.
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I received a copy of this book for the purpose of this review. All thoughts, comments, and opinions are my own.
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