Forced by the Nazis to leave their orphanage, 160 Jewish children march through the streets of Warsaw. Led by their beloved director, Doctor Korczak, the children are defiantly joyful as they enter the ghetto. Two years later, the same children are rounded up to be transported to the death camp, Treblinka. Offered his freedom, Doctor Korczak refuses to abandon the children and proudly joins them to make sure that they are comforted even at the very end. This extraordinary true story introduces young readers to a remarkable man whose humanity and bravery shone through during one of history's darkest periods. Beautifully poignant drawings accompany the text, adding to the somber tone of the book. A gatefold page towards the end shows the line of children led by Doctor Korczak as they leave on their last journey.
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Irene Cohen-Janca is a multi-award-winning author who has published many novels and picture books for children. Her book "Les arbres pleurent aussi," also illustrated by Maurizio Quarello, has been translated into nine languages. She lives in France.
Maurizio A.C. Quarello is an Italian illustrator of more than 30 children's books publishedMore about Irene Cohen-Janca