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by Terese Edelstein,Inez Smidt,Ida Vos

eBook Hide and Seek ePub
Author: Terese Edelstein,Inez Smidt,Ida Vos
Language: English
ISBN: 0590602276
ISBN13: 978-0140369083
Publisher: Scholastic Inc (March 1, 1995)
Pages: 144
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Children
Rating: 4.4
Votes: 724
Formats: mobi lrf azw lit
ePub file: 1748 kb
Fb2 file: 1678 kb

Format Book 132 pages. Publication date 09 Apr 2009.

Format Book 132 pages. Publisher Paw Prints.

Vos, Ida; Edelstein, Terese; Smidt, Inez. A young Jewish girl living in Holland tells of her experiences during the Nazi occupation, her years in hiding, and the aftershock when the war finally ends. World War, 1939-1945, World War, 1939-1945, Jews, World War, 1939-1945, Jews. New York : Scholastic.

Ida Vos (Author), Terese Edelstein (Author, Translator), Inez Smidt (Author, Translator) .

Ida Vos (Author), Terese Edelstein (Author, Translator), Inez Smidt (Author, Translator) & 0 more.

Ida Vos heeft het boek zo geschreven dat je je heel erg goed kan inleven in de hoofdpersoon. In dit geval pas 11 jaar oud. Je voelt de angst de hele tijd en je voelt hoe haar steeds meer wordt afgenomen.

Today for the first time Rachel must go to school with a yellow star on her coat, a big yellow star, with the word Jew written in the middle of it. Thus everyone can see that she is Jewish.

by Ida Vos & translated by Terese Edelstein & Inez Smidt. Anna, 13, has just emerged from three years of hiding, during which she rarely spoke; she still imagines that a figure lurking behind a curtain in a nearby house is a Nazi, and she has nightmares fueled by the terrible things she knows her parents are keeping from her.

By Ida Vos. Translated by Terese Edelstein and Inez Smidt. A last chapter lists the fates of many friends and family members. Continue reading the main story.

At first they stay with Father Thijssen at the Rectory but have to be moved on because they have been discovered.

the bridge of Avignon, cby Ida Vos ; translated by Terese Edelstein and Inez Smidt. 700 1 Edelstein, Terese. 260 Boston : bHoughton Mifflin, c1995. 300 183 p. ; c22 cm. 520 Relates the experiences of a young Jewish girl and her family during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands. 650 0 World War, 1939-1945 zNetherlands vJuvenile fiction. 650 0 Jews zNetherlands vJuvenile fiction. 651 0 Netherlands xHistory yGerman occupation, 1940-1945 vJuvenile fiction.

Eight-year-old Rachel Hartog, her sister Esther and her parents are forced to go into hiding as the Germans take over their town. At first they stay with Father Thijssen at the Rectory but have to be moved on because they have been discovered. Separated from their parents, the girls go to another house in Venjuizen to stay with Aunt Nel and Uncle Jaap De Lange (to whom the book is dedicated) where they remain until the end of the war. Rachel's first person, present tense narrative draws the reader into her experiences feeling the hurt and confusion. Vos acknowledges that the story of Rachel Herzog is her own. The girls intense fear of going outside after the German defeat, caused by their many years of living inside in fear of discovery, and the letters their family receive telling them of their relatives deaths in concentration camps add depth to the story.
I first read this book at twelve, and I believe that one of the reasons it's been so unforgettable to me is the fact that I had never read a book written in the present tense before and hadn't known a book could be written in anything but the past tense. It inspired me to use the present tense in my own writing; in this book, the present tense coupled with the tense times and situations the Hartog family must go through makes the story more compelling, immediate, haunting, and page-turning. A story written in the past tense tells us that everything has already happened, but in the present tense, we're living right in each new moment and don't know what might happen next.

I didn't really take notice of this till I recently read it again for the third time, but time really does pass too quickly here; we aren't told how much time has passed between most of the events, and Rachel, who was eight years old in 1940 when the book began, is turning twelve years old in hiding when the book is only about half over. But it only makes sense; Rachel and her little sister Esther are just young children and wouldn't have the same perception of time that an older person would. A person who experienced these events as a teenager or adult would certainly tend to remember in detail how much time had passed after each important event and what all they were doing during the time periods that weren't written about, but a young child is more likely to remember things and people than specifics about the exact passage of time or every little thing that happened. And Rachel sees everything through the eyes of a child, not a mature adult who would have more perspective on these events.

Though the family is happily reunited at the end (even with Rachel and Esther's maternal grandparents), the way Ida Vos and her little sister were reunited with their parents after the war, the story doesn't end there like some childrens' books on this subject might. The family still has to come to terms with all of the missing and dead friends and relatives, finding a new house, catching up in school, having to break out of habits they acquired while in hiding or in the camps (such as Rachel and Esther praying a Christian prayer before meals and their grandfather stealing old bread from garbage cans), and readjust to doing all of the things they were forbidden to do before, like ride bikes, go to school, walk around freely, go swimming, and go shopping whenever they want to. Though it's for a younger audience and thus can't go into the same harrowing detail that an adult book of this nature would, it gets the story and its impact across powerfully.
As a sixth grader at Lynnwood Intermediate I want to tell you a little bit about the book Hide and Seek. This book is about two young girls named Rachael and Esther in a country in which the Nazis were taking over.(They are sisters.) One day Rachael asked her father if they could read the newspaper like they do everyday. Her father said,"No, there are too many bad things going on that little girls shouldn't read." So, the next day Rachael and Esther went into hiding with this really nice catholic family. When the Nazis would come they would use a ladder and they would go into the attic. The last peron would knock the ladder down. I'm not going to tell you what else happened. I'm recommending this book because it has a good explination of what happened to a hidden child during the Holocaust. This book is good for ages ten and older. I really like this book because of the way they explained it. What would make this book better is if they had illustrations, and if they didn't make the chapters so short. That is why I rated this book a 9! Actually I would more likely rate this book between a nine and a ten.
How would you like it if everything was taken away from you, and you had nothing at all, not even your own stuffed bear, and your parents taken away from you, and everywhere you go, you had to wear a yellow star indicating that you are Jewish? Well, that is exactly what happened to Rachel and her younger sister, Esther, during World War II in Holland. They had to go into hiding from the Nazis, who were trying to blow the Jews to pieces. They were forced to live in small spaces, and constantly move from one place to the next, wondering if they were going to be killed.
The good thing was that they had nice and caring people living with them, and always having a solution to if the Nazis were going to kill them.
Throughout the three years, they were always being judged, which really put a hole in their hearts. But they learned to deal with it because they knew that God was always with them. To see if they survive the horrible events read Hide and Seek by Ida Vos.
This book is about a girl named Rachel, who is a Jew in the Holacust period. She has to follow a bunch of stupid rules the crazy Nazies made up for the Jews. She has to wear a yellow star of David, so that way everyone knows she is a Jew. She can't play hide and seek, play in the park, go to public school, or even sit on a bench! Then, the Nazies start taking the Jews away to consencration camps, and many would never come back. To be safe, Rachel and her family go into hiding. The only thing I did not like about this book is time passed to quickly. Why, Rachel was 12 before I even got half way through the book! This book is almost like an easy-read Anne Frank. (I'd recomend that ages 11 and up) This is a great book. Ida Vos should be famous!
I recommend it ages 8-12.
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