Upon the Head of the Goat

A Childhood in Hungary 1939-1944

Aranka Siegal

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Upon the Head of the Goat is the winner of the 1982 Boston Globe - Horn Book Award for Nonfiction and a 1982 Newbery Honor Book.

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“At the outbreak of World War II, 9-year-old Piri is visiting her grandmother in the Ukrainian countryside and is unable to return to her family in the Hungarian town of Beregszász. Aranka Siegal, the Piri of the narrative, finally comes home the following year but finds her life forever changed.” – Starred, School Library Journal

“This is a book that should be read by all those interested in the Holocaust and what it did to young and old.” – Isaac Bashevis Singer

“A simple and beautiful account of the life of a Jewish family as, step by step, war and anti-Semitism creep closer to the Hungarian town in which they live, finally engulfing them.” – The New Yorker

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Aranka Siegal

Aranka Siegal’s Holocaust novels are based on her own experiences as a child. She lives in Miami, Florida.

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Upon the Head of the Goat
A Childhood in Hungary 1939-1944
Aranka Siegal

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American Library Association Notable Children's Books, Janusz Korczak Literary Competition, IRA Teachers' Choices, Newbery Honor Book, Boston Globe - Horn Book Award, Booklist Best Books of the '80s, Booklist Editors' Choice, School Library Journal Best Books of the Year

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March 2003
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ISBN: 9780374480790
ISBN10: 0374480796
Middle-Grade Nonfiction
5 1/8 x 7 5/8 inches, 224 pages
Age Range: 10 and up
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Lexile: 830L

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March 2003
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ISBN: 9781466832589
ISBN10: 1466832584
Middle-Grade Nonfiction224 pages
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