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Island on Bird Street, the (1981) [Novel]
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Summary (From the publisher):

The Second World War is raging. Times are very hard in Poland, especially for Jews, and Alex is one of them. His mother has disappeared and his father is "selected" by the German army for an unknown destination. Alone, Alex is forced to take refuge in an abandoned building at 78 Bird Street. Here he hopes to wait out the harsh winter and the promised return of his father.

The windows and doors of the building have been boarded shut, and each day Alex lowers the rope ladder he has made, to forage for food and fuel. In the streets, he must always be on the alert for the enemy. At night he huddles in a dark cabinet; he's desolate yet hopeful that soon life will be as before the occupation. Then suddenly, one day, Alex hears the voices of intruders who have forced their way into number 78, and he is filled with terror and dread.

Original title: ha-I bi-Rehov ha-tsiporim
Original languages: Hebrew


Genre: FictionChildren & Young AdultHistorical FictionWWII Holocaust, And Aftermath

Edition #1: The Island on Bird Street

The Island on Bird Street (1984)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Hillel Halkin
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Manifested in:

The Island on Bird Street (January 20, 1992)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Sandpiper
ISBN: 0395616239
Dimensions: 5.1 x 7.6 x 0.6
Pages: 176

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