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    A Bag of Marbles
    The Graphic Novel
    Paperback
    Also available in: Library BoundE-Book
    By: Joseph Joffo Illustrated By: Vincent Bailly
    ©2013
    ISBN-13: 978-1-4677-1516-4
    AR Quiz #: 159615
    AR Points: 1.00
    ATOS Level: 2.80
    Lexile Level: 390
    Pages: 128
    Trim Size: 7 3/4 x 10 1/4
    Dewey: 741.5'944
    Reading Grade Level: 7
    Interest Grade Level: 7-12
    Ages: 12-18
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    DESCRIPTION Joseph Joffo
    In 1941 in occupied Paris, brothers Maurice and Joseph play a last game of marbles before running home to their father’s barbershop. This is the day that will change their lives forever. With the German occupation threatening their family's safety, the boys' parents decide Maurice and Joseph must disguise themselves and flee to their older brothers in the free zone.

    Surviving the long journey will take every scrap of ingenuity and courage they can muster. And if they hope to elude the Nazis, they must never, under any circumstances, admit to being Jewish.

    The boys travel by train, by ferry, and on foot, facing threats from strangers and receiving help from unexpected quarters. Along the way they must adapt to the unfamiliar world beyond their city—and find a way to be true to themselves even as they conceal their identities.

    Based on an autobiographical novel by Joseph Joffo and adapted with the author’s input, this true story offers a harrowing but inspiring glimpse of a childhood cut short.


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    Book Features
    Author Biography, Foreword, Full-Color Illustrations
    Awards for this Title
    Junior Library Guild Selection
    The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books Blue Ribbon
    USBBY Outstanding International Books List
    Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards
    Starred Reviews
    Publishers Weekly
    "[M]arvelously conceived and executed....Not to be missed." —starred, Publishers Weekly
    Other Reviews
    The Horn Book Magazine
    "The book's relatively busy layout is balanced by Bailly's gorgeously detailed illustrations...[A] welcome addition to the rich Holocaust literary canon." —The Horn Book Magazine
    Kirkus Reviews
    "Readers can pretend this is an awfully big adventure, and they'll keep flipping pages." Kirkus Reviews