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The Resource Let me tell you a story : a memoir of a wartime childhood, Renata Calverley

Let me tell you a story : a memoir of a wartime childhood, Renata Calverley

Label
Let me tell you a story : a memoir of a wartime childhood
Title
Let me tell you a story
Title remainder
a memoir of a wartime childhood
Statement of responsibility
Renata Calverley
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Przemysl, Poland, 1939. No one has explained to two-year-old Renatka what war is. She knows her Tatus, a doctor, is away with the Polish Army, that her beautiful Mamusia is no longer allowed to work at the university, and that their frequent visitors among them Great Aunt Zuzia and Great Uncle Julek with their gifts of melon and clothes have stopped appearing. One morning Mamusia comes home with little yellow six-pointed stars for them to wear. Renatka thinks they will keep her family safe. In June of 1942, soldiers in gray-green uniforms take Renata, Mamusia, and grandmother Babcia to the Ghetto where they are crammed into one room with other frightened families. The adults are forced to work long hours at the factory and to survive on next to no food. One day Mamusia and Babcia do not return from their shifts. Six years old and utterly alone, Renata is passed from place to place and survives through the willingness of ordinary people to take the most deadly risks. Her unlikely blonde hair and blue eyes and other twists of fate save her life but stories become her salvation. Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tales transport her to an enchanted world; David Copperfield helps her cope on her own. A chronicle of the horrors of war, Let Me Tell You a Story is a powerful and moving memoir of growing up in a traumatic world, and of the magical discovery of books." -- Book jacket
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
JSY
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1937-
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Calverley, Renata
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Calverley, Renata
  • Holocaust survivors
  • Jewish girls
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
Label
Let me tell you a story : a memoir of a wartime childhood, Renata Calverley
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1436779
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First U.S. Edition.
Extent
340 pages
Isbn
9781620401491
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1436779
  • (OCoLC)863065592
Label
Let me tell you a story : a memoir of a wartime childhood, Renata Calverley
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1436779
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First U.S. Edition.
Extent
340 pages
Isbn
9781620401491
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1436779
  • (OCoLC)863065592

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