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Rivka has never been beyond the walls of Prague's Jewish quarter. One day she ventures beyond the gates . . and nothing will ever be the same again.
*Sydney Taylor Book Awards, Notable Book 2001.
*Lilith Magazine's 5th Annual Selection of Books for Young Readers
*Included in Great Books for Girls, by Kathleen Odean (Random House)
"Kanefield weaves a suspenseful tale of friendship and love."
"The details of daily life are completely convincing, the foreign setting is made familiar, and Rivka's character rings true. A rewarding read for the
-School Library Journal
"A simple but daring adventure."
-Voice of Youth Advocates
"This well-told tale will appeal to fans of both historical fiction and spunky female protagonists."
"When Rivka befriends a man who is unjustly thrown into debtor's jail with no recourse, she is faced with a hard decision, to risk leaving the ghetto again or to abandon this man to a grim fate. Her choice creates an uproar and deeply changes Rivka's view of her world."
"Readers will be pleased to find another character who shares Rivka's deep sense of justice."
- Publication Date:
- 0615541887 / 9780615541884
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 5.5" x 8.5"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction / Historical / Europe