Jars of Hope: How One Woman Helped Save 2,500 Children During the Holocaust

Jars of Hope: How One Woman Helped Save 2,500 Children During the Holocaust

by Jennifer Roy, Meg Owenson

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Amid the horrors of World War II, Irena Sendler was an unlikely and unsung hero. While many people lived in fear of the Nazis, Irena defied them, even though it could have meant her life. She kept records of the children she helped smuggle away from the Nazis' grasp, and when she feared her work might be discovered, she buried her lists in jars, hoping to someday recover them and reunite children with their parents. This gripping true story of a woman who took it upon herself to help save 2,500 children from the Warsaw Ghetto during the Holocaust is not only inspirational; it's unforgettable.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781623705688
Publisher: Capstone Young Readers
Publication date: 08/01/2015
Series: Encounter: Narrative Nonfiction Picture Books Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 955,983
File size: 27 MB
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Age Range: 8 - 11 Years

About the Author

Meg Owenson is an Illustrator and concept artist who works from her small seaside studio in Scarborough, UK. Since graduating with a degree in fine art she has worked on everything from computer games and film to books and apparel.
Jennifer Roy is the author of the modern classic Yellow Star, the true story of her aunt’s survival during the Holocaust; the award-winning Mindblind about a teen with Asperger’s Syndrome; and the best-selling Trading Faces series co-authored with her twin sister, Julia DeVillers.  Jennifer and her family currently reside in Saratoga Springs, New York.

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Jars of Hope: How One Woman Helped Save 2,500 Children During the Holocaust 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
GratefulGrandma More than 1 year ago
I have read a lot of books about the atrocities that occurred during WWII, but most of these books are filled with the strength and compassion of the people who fought against the evil that happened. This book is no exception to that. I had never heard of the main character in this book, Irena Sendler, so it is great that this book was written about her so that her story is not forgotten. Irena was a Polish citizen who refused to turn a blind eye to what was happening in Poland. Instead of running away from all that happened in the ghetto, she stuck by to help the children. She convinced parents that she could keep their children safe by smuggling them out of the ghetto, bringing them to safety and making sure that their new foster families would get money and food to take care of that extra mouth. She did all that under cover of trying to keep disease and illness from spreading with medicine and vaccines. The guards were so afraid of getting sick, they did not check her bags for a long time. She kept meticulous lists of the names of the children, their parents and who the foster families were so they could be reunited after the war. She was eventually caught but was able to save the lists in jars buried in the ground (Jars of Hope). Irena was an amazing person, even when she was caught she stayed silent, no matter how gruesome the torture (though since this is a children's book it is mostly toned down, but I am guessing that the nazis won't just have whipped her and do not much else). After the war some of the children were reunited with their parents. The other wonderful thing is that Irena kept in contact with the children she had rescued. This was an amazing story. The illustrations were black and white drawings, showing the darkness of war. As another reviewer said, It was great to see how Irena was drawn, at most times she seemed to be a beacon that lit up the place, the one to bring happiness and light around her. Showing people that there is still hope, that she will help. I highly recommend this book. I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I paid 11.50 for this book and expected a novel. It was a 10 minute read. I would not recommend this as it was ridiculously priced for what it is. The pictures were just an artist illustration. Total RIP OFF!!