...I Never Saw Another Butterfly...: Children's Drawings and Poems from Terezin Concentration Camp 1942-1944

...I Never Saw Another Butterfly...: Children's Drawings and Poems from Terezin Concentration Camp 1942-1944


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Fifteen thousand children under the age of fifteen passed through the Terezin Concentration Camp. Fewer than 100 survived. In these poems and pictures drawn by the young inmates, we see the daily misery of these uprooted children, as well as their hopes and fears, their courage and optimism. 60 color illustrations.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780805210156
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/01/2000
Edition description: Expanded
Pages: 106
Sales rank: 93,515
Product dimensions: 7.09(w) x 10.51(h) x 0.36(d)
Age Range: 10 - 13 Years

About the Author

Edited by HANA VOLVAKOVÁ (1904-1985), who was the only curator of the Central Jewish Museum to survive World War II. The authors/artists of the poems, letters, and drawings in I Never Saw Another Butterfly were the children of Terezin Concentration Camp. A total of 15,000 children under the age of 15 lived in the camp. Only 100 came back.

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I Never Saw Another Butterfly: Children's Drawings And Poems From Terezin Concentration Camp, 1942-1944 (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
justine on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Very moving book with children's drawings and poems from the Terezin concentration camp.
JanaRose1 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Beautiful, yet heartbreaking, this book contains the children¿s drawings and poems from Terezin Concentration camp. Between 1942 and 1944 over fifteen thousand children passed through Terezin. Art became a way of therapy as the children found ways to express their hurt and frustration.
spacemann11 More than 1 year ago
I am using this book to teach my class of 5th graders about the impact of the Holocaust on the children who were at Terezin. We used Milkweed by Jerry Spinelli as a read-a-loud and this is a follow up closing activity. Most of the children who went through Terezin were between the ages of 7 and early teens and my students are 10 or 11. We used butterflies to represent the young artists and authors in the book and then read later about what happened to them. It is a moving experience to see and hear the students cheer when they hear the specific names of some of the children and they hear they lived to be liberated.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I haven't ever read the book, but my middle school's drama club recently did the play, and it was amazing! The whole story of these children, is just incredible. I was on the crew for the play, but the actual play was just breath-taking!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great book. I also acted in the play version of this, although it pales in comparison to the real book. I recommend this to anyone and everyone
Guest More than 1 year ago
i luv this book!itz amazing!it shows the true character of what hapnd to children during the holocaust!
Guest More than 1 year ago
About a month and a half ago, my drama class started rehearsing for our One-Act plays for our finals. I found one called I Never Saw Another Butterfly and we decided it would be one of the plays we'd do. My drama teacher told me all about the actually play and the book it was based off of. I've always found the Holocaust to be...amazing. So I read the book and it's totally awesome. We performed our play yesterday and I played Raja Englanderova. It was very cool! Just like the book. It's so....wow, it sends chills up my spine. Read it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book, is completely indescribeable. it is awesome. 5 stars. i read the poems and looked at the picture before my schools play of I Never Saw Another Butterfly. I read it before try outs and every night before productions. It's breath taking and tear-jerking.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Through reading this book, I was better able to see the truth in the holocaust and how it affected everyone involved in some way. The emotion in the story is overwhelming. It kept me reading from beginning to end.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have not actually read this book, but I would like to tell people that the San Francisco Girls Chorus has a CD entitled 'I never saw another butterfly' and there are 9 songs on it with poems by the Children from this concentration camp and it is incredibly beautiful. So if you liked the book you should get the CD.