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Long Summer Nights by Aharon Appelfeld

Long Summer Nights

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Long Summer Nights by Aharon Appelfeld
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Oct 08, 2019 | ISBN 9781609808983
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    Oct 08, 2019 | ISBN 9781609808983 | 10-14 years

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    Oct 08, 2019 | ISBN 9781609808990 | 10-14 years

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“[A] poignant tale of loss and survival.” –Publishers Weekly

“This haunt­ing account of a young Jew­ish boy in World War II Ukraine embod­ies both myth and his­to­ry. . . . The sub­tle­ty with which Appelfeld avoids com­fort­ing con­clu­sions about human inde­struc­tibil­i­ty in the face of evil is one of the most pro­found achieve­ments of this novel. . . . .Although Long Sum­mer Nights is not a pic­ture book, Vali Mintzi’s illus­tra­tions — inter­spersed through­out the text — are an essen­tial com­ple­ment to Appelfeld’s text. Drawn in the style of char­coal sketch­es, they cap­ture the link between human beings and nature which reflects Yanek and Grand­pa Sergei’s life in the coun­try­side. Peo­ple are dark sil­hou­ettes or have min­i­mal­ly defined fea­tures, lend­ing a folk­loric qual­i­ty to this tale of the lost world pre­served in Appelfeld’s poet­ry of anguish and love.
     ”Long Sum­mer Nights is high­ly rec­om­mend­ed for both chil­dren and adults.” –Jewish Book Council

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