Macmillan Childrens Publishing Group
The Doll with the Yellow Star

The Doll with the Yellow Star

Yona Zeldis McDonough; Illustrated by Kimberly Bulcken Root

Henry Holt and Co. BYR Paperbacks

BUY THE BOOK

Trade Paperback

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.

Reviews

Praise for The Doll with the Yellow Star

"This solemnly straightforward chapter book follows Claudine, a Jewish French girl, and her beloved doll Violette as her world is turned upside down twice: first when the Nazis occupy France, and then again when the eight-year-old must leave Papa and Maman behind in Paris to seek safety with relatives in America. ...Root's spot art and full-page illustrations convey a simple poignancy." - Publishers Weekly

Reviews from Goodreads

About the author

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

Kimberly Bulcken Root

Kimberly Bulcken Root

From the Publisher

Henry Holt and Co. BYR Paperbacks

Latest on Facebook

LATEST ON TWITTER