Along the Tracks

Along the Tracks

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Overview

A true story of a Polish boy, separated from his mother during the German invasion of Poland in World War II, and left completely alone for four years. "A compellingly authentic picture of life during the war . . . A gripping, evocative story." -- Kirkus Reviews, pointer

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780785794240
Publisher: San Val
Publication date: 09/28/1995
Pages: 245
Product dimensions: 5.22(w) x 7.62(h) x 0.99(d)
Age Range: 10 Years

About the Author

Tamar Bergman is the happy mother of three (grown-up) children, a score of books, and hundreds of radio scripts. Among the many honors her books have received, The Boy from Over There won the Berenstein Prize in 1984 and was named the best Israeli children’s book by the Center of Literature for Children and Youth at the University of Haifa. Along the Tracks also received critical acclaim and was awarded the Ze’ev Prize in 1988 from the Ministry of Education. Tamar Bergman lives in Jerusalem with her husband and a pair of bicycles.

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Along the Tracks 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is a great read, especially for those who like historical fiction or historical nonfiction. In a lot of novels the author uses such description and feeling that one becomes convinced that the characters are real, and in this case the characters actually are real living people!!! This true account of a little boy's childhood is unpredictable and very interesting. It is sad (especially with some of the minor characters), but it ends very well. I wish I could meet the author!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was a very educational, enjoyable, and fast-paced novel. The writer keeps you entertained page after page and keeps you ready to read the next turn it will take. Very Good
fingerpost on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
"Along the Tracks" is an unbalanced book. I would give the first half of the book 5 stars, but the second half only 3. The first half tells the story of young Yasha and his family as they escape from Poland just before the Nazi invasion. They make it to Russia, where they are safe for a while, but eventually have to move on again. At this second move, Yasha becomes separated from his family. The second half of the book tells of Yasha's several years spent alone as an "abandoned one." The weakness lies in the randomness of his life at this point. The novel is based on a true story, so Bergman is telling it as it was, but the absence of plot weakens the remainder of the book. (Spoiler Warning) Unlike most stories, true or fictional, of Jews during World War II, this one amazingly has a happy ending after all the tragedy.
BenBC More than 1 year ago
I thought this book was great. I read it for school and we had to learn about other countrys. I tought the book would be boring and i would stop reading it like i do with most books but this book was different. Along the tracks was at top of all the books with "Another Rive Anthor Town". this book sould get 5 stars with every thing. I dont like reading as many student today but this book was vary good and i think many people would like it to!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book Along the Tracks by Tamar Bergman was a good book and grabs your attention. One of the problems with this book is some of the book is great and there is alot of dryspots. mostly the 8 year old boy is trying to find him mom. Over all a ok book