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The Doll with the Yellow Star

Yona Zeldis McDonough; Illustrated by Kimberly Bulcken Root

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A tender story about the power of love in the face of loss

Nine-year-old Claudine doesn’t want to leave her much-loved home in France to go live in America, not without her parents. But she knows about the shortages, about the yellow stars Jews must wear, and about Adolf Hitler. And she knows that there are some things she needs to do even when she doesn’t want to. It’s wartime, and there is much that is different now. There are more things that Claudine will lose to this terrible war. But not everything that is lost must be lost forever. Here is a moving story about lost and found lives, and the healing power of love.

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  • Yona Zeldis McDonough; Illustrated by Kimberly Bulcken Root

  • Yona Zeldis McDonough is the author of many acclaimed children’s books, including The Dollhouse Magic. Born in Israel, Ms. McDonough grew up in the United States and now lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and their two children.

    Kimberly Bulcken Root has illustrated more than fifteen books for young readers, including Holt’s reissue of Understood Betsy. She lives in Quarryville, Pennsylvania.
  • Yona Zeldis McDonough
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The Doll with the Yellow Star

Yona Zeldis McDonough; Illustrated by Kimberly Bulcken Root

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