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The Book of Aron
Author: Jim Shepard

ISBN: 9781784290320
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 8 March 2016
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.6 x 2.0
The Warsaw ghetto seen through the eyes of a nine-year-old boy, in an extraordinary novel commemorating the famous Doctor Korczak, saver of children


Aron is a nine-year-old Polish Jew, and a troublemaker. His mother despairs of him. His father beats him. He tries to be good. But in 1939, as the walls go up around the Jewish ghetto in Warsaw, as lice and typhus rage, families starve and fight, it is Aron who finds a way - however dangerous, however treacherous - to survive.

It isn't until he lands at the feet of Janusz Korczak - orphanage director and reluctant hero - that he learns of something greater than survival.

**With new exclusive endmatter, featuring a biography of Korczak and questions for book clubs**

About the Author

Jim Shepard is the National Book Award-finalist and highly acclaimed author of six novels and four collections of stories, including Nosferatu and Like You'd Understand, Anyway. He lives in Massachusetts with his family and teaches creative writing at the historic liberal arts es...

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