Milkweed - Jerry Spinelli


By Jerry Spinelli

  • Release Date: 2003-09-09
  • Genre: Historical
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 348 Ratings)

Book Synopsis

A stunning novel of the Holocaust from Newbery Medalist, Jerry Spinelli

He's a boy called Jew. Gypsy. Stopthief. Filthy son of Abraham.

He's a boy who lives in the streets of Warsaw. He's a boy who steals food for himself, and the other orphans. He's a boy who believes in bread, and mothers, and angels.

He's a boy who wants to be a Nazi, with tall, shiny jackboots of his own-until the day that suddenly makes him change his mind.

And when the trains come to empty the Jews from the ghetto of the damned, he's a boy who realizes it's safest of all to be nobody.

Newbery Medalist Jerry Spinelli takes us to one of the most devastating settings imaginable-Nazi-occupied Warsaw during World War II-and tells a tale of heartbreak, hope, and survival through the bright eyes of a young Holocaust orphan.

From the Hardcover edition.

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  • Milkweed

    By Thingoneandthingtwo
    I thought this was a great book and I would read it again in a heart beat. The background of the story and how it took place. World war 2 I thought was incredible i loved this book
  • One of the best books ever!!!

    By Cat113331
    I do not give reviews very often, but this is one of the best books that I ever read. This book makes you feel like you are right there watching the story unfold. You should try it!
  • Amazing

    By Mimi875
    third time reading. always good.
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    By Cheese finger cx'
    this book has changed my life and outlook on it I read this book about three years ago and it is the best book ever! I have nothing but good things to say and think about this book it is just amazing and will make you love life even more!!
  • A true masterpiece

    By Lifesuckss:/
    I had to do a report for hs on this book and im so glad i read it. This book is truly a masterpiece, it gives you imagery, you connect with the characters and I cried in the end. The book never gets boring something new always happens. I will definitely re-read this book again
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    By Mer🐻
    This book was so good and emotional I recommend it💖
  • Milkweed

    By Crangel119
    I love this book. I think that this book is a really emotional,funny,somber book all wrapped into one and I think it's a great book for kids,teens,and adults.
  • Best book ever

    By Trivia Attic
    One of my all time favorites.
  • Milkweed

    By Will Minnich
    This book is tells a terrific story about a boy's life during the Holocaust. The story tells how the boy's life is confusing, love, crime and kindness. I recommend that teachers who are teaching their class about the Holocaust to read this book.
  • Milkweed

    By Spacehead234
    Milkweed is one of the best books I have ever read. It leaves you dying to read more and more. This is definitely recommended to anyone who wants a good time reading a amazing book.