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Prisoner B-3087

Gratz, Alan, 1972-, author.

New York Scholastic Press 2013

260 pages ; 22 cm.

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Based on the life of Jack Gruener, an eleven-year-old boy tries to survive the Nazi occupation of Krakow. Relates his incarceration in a succession of concentration camps, culminating in the final liberation of Dachau.

Reading Counts: Level 4.6 / 13.0 Points / 59990.

Lexile: 760L

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ISBN:

978-0-545-45901-3

LC Call No:

PZ7.G77224 Pri 2013

Dewey Class No:

[Fic] 23

Author:

Gratz, Alan, 1972-, author.

Title:

Prisoner B-3087 / by Alan Gratz.

Edition:

First edition.

Physical:

260 pages ; 22 cm.

ContentType:

text rdacontent

MediaType:

unmediated rdamedia

CarrierType:

volume rdacarrier

Notes:

"Based on the true story by Ruth and Jack Gruener."

Notes:

"While the story of Jack Gruener is true--and remarkable--this book is a work of fiction. As an author I've taken some liberties with time and events to paint a fuller and more representative picture of the Holocaust as a whole"--Afterword.

Notes:

Includes a biographical afterword.

Citation/Refs:

Horn Book Guide, 10/2013

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Library Media Connection, 8/2013

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Publisher's Weekly, 1/28/2013

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School Library Journal, 6/2013

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Voice of Youth Advocate, 4/2013

Summary:

Based on the life of Jack Gruener, an eleven-year-old boy tries to survive the Nazi occupation of Krakow. Relates his incarceration in a succession of concentration camps, culminating in the final liberation of Dachau.

Target Audience:

760 Lexile

Target Audience:

6-9.

Target Audience:

760 Lexile.

Study Program:

Accelerated Reader MG+ 4.9 7.0 156573.

Study Program:

Reading Counts RC 4.6 13.0 59990.

Subject:

Gruener, Jack--Fiction.

Subject:

Jews--Poland--Kraków--Fiction

Subject:

Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)--Poland--Fiction

Subject:

Holocaust survivors--Poland--Fiction

Subject:

Holocaust survivors--Fiction

Subject:

Jews--Kraków (Poland)--Fiction

Subject:

Holocaust, 1939-1945--Fiction

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Patron Reviews

Review by Aanya Wilton.
Based on the true story of Jack Gruener: 10-year old Yanek Gruener spent most of his life under the control of the Nazis who had taken over their homey town of Krakow. It was horrible, but not intolerable, living under the Nazis' eyes. However, Yanek's family is taken and he is forced to hide in their neighbor's pigeon coop until the ruthless soldiers take him too.

It resonated within me. I had never understood how cruel the Nazis and Hitler were until now. It is a truly great story, and will stay with you forever.

I recommend this to daring fifth graders and middle schoolers.

Review by David Edwards.
I loved Prisoner B-3087. It is a great book because I like how hard the main character, Yanek, tries to survive. Yanek is taken away to a concentration camp to work or die because he is a Jew. I recommend it for 5th grade and up because lots of people die, but it does not describe the deaths too much.

Review by Bailey Tomlin.
The book Prisoner B-3087 is about a boy named Yanek. It is during World War Two. This book is very intense. It was a good book for me, because I like books that have a lot of action in them. Prisoner B-3087 is really good. It is one of those books that makes you want to keep reading. It is a really good cliffhanger book. You should read it. I wish that Alan Gratz had a series to this book.


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