A Bag of Marbles

A Bag of Marbles

Author: Joseph Joffo

Publisher: Graphic Universe ™

Published: 2013-10-01

Total Pages: 132

ISBN-13: 1467716510

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In 1941, ten-year-old Joseph Joffo and his older brother, Maurice, must hide their Jewish heritage and undertake a long and dangerous journey from Nazi-occupied Paris to reach their other brothers in the free zone.


A Bag of Marbles

A Bag of Marbles

Author: Joseph Joffo

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Published: 2000

Total Pages: 334

ISBN-13: 9780226400693

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"Two young brothers use ingenuity, spirit and teamwor to elude the Nazis. When Joseph Joffo was ten years old, his father gave him and his brother fifty francs and instructions to flee Nazi-occupied Paris and, somehow, get to the south where France was free"--Publisher's description.


A Bag of Marbles by Joseph Joffo (Book Analysis)

A Bag of Marbles by Joseph Joffo (Book Analysis)

Author: Bright Summaries

Publisher: Brightsummaries.com

Published: 2015-12-21

Total Pages: 60

ISBN-13: 9782806274014

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Unlock the more straightforward side of A Bag of Marbles with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of A Bag of Marbles by Joseph Joffo, an autobiographical novel which follows the author and his brother Maurice as they set off alone to escape the Nazi-occupied zone in the north of France and travel to freedom in the south of the country. On their way, the two children must use all their wits and resourcefulness to survive, and although they witness the horrors of the war and the brutality of the Nazi regime first-hand, they also find help and hope in the unlikeliest of places. A Bag of Marbles was first published in 1973 and is Joffo's best-known novel. It has sold several million copies to date, been translated into 18 languages and been adapted for the cinema twice, most recently in 2017. Find out everything you need to know about A Bag of Marbles in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: - A complete plot summary - Character studies - Key themes and symbols - Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!


Survivors of the Holocaust

Survivors of the Holocaust

Author: Kath Shackleton

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

Published: 2019-10-01

Total Pages: 96

ISBN-13: 1492688940

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"Perhaps there is no simple, easy way to educate children about the Holocaust. Yet [this] new extraordinary work in the form of a nonfiction graphic novel for children is a valiant attempt to do just that. These testimonials... serve as a reminder never to allow such a tragedy to happen again."—BookTrib Between 1933 and 1945, Adolf Hitler and the Nazi party were responsible for the persecution of millions of Jews across Europe. This extraordinary graphic novel tells the true stories of six Jewish children who survived the Holocaust. From suffering the horrors of Auschwitz, to hiding from Nazi soldiers in war-torn Paris, to sheltering from the Blitz in England, each true story is a powerful testament to the survivors' courage. These remarkable testimonials serve as a reminder never to allow such a tragedy to happen again. Features a current photograph of each contributor and an update about their lives, along with a glossary and timeline to support reader understanding of this period in world history.


Hidden: A Child's Story of the Holocaust

Hidden: A Child's Story of the Holocaust

Author: Loic Dauvillier

Publisher: Macmillan

Published: 2014-04

Total Pages: 82

ISBN-13: 1596438738

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"A grandmother shares the story of her experiences in WWII with her grandchild in this graphic novel for young readers"--


Built on Sand

Built on Sand

Author: Etienne Guyon

Publisher: MIT Press

Published: 2022-08-09

Total Pages: 269

ISBN-13: 0262545306

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Explaining the science contained in a simple assembly of grains—the most abundant form of matter present on Earth. Granular media—composed of vast amounts of grains, consolidated or not—constitute the most abundant form of solid matter on Earth. Granular materials assemble in disordered configurations scientists often liken to a bag of marbles. Made of macroscopic particles rather than molecules, they defy the standard scheme of classification in terms of solid, liquid, and gas. Granular materials provide a model relevant to various domains of research, including engineering, physics, and biology. William Blake famously wished “To See a World in a Grain of Sand”; in this book, pioneering researchers in granular matter explain the science hidden behind simple grains, shedding light on collective behavior in disordered settings in general. The authors begin by describing the single grain with its different origins, shapes, and sizes, then examine grains in piled or stacked form. They explain the packing fraction of granular media, a crucial issue that bears on the properties displayed in practical applications; explore small-scale deformations in piles of disordered grains, with particular attention to friction; and present theories of various modes of disorder. Along the way, they discuss such concepts as force chains, arching effects, wet grains, sticky contacts, and inertial effects. Drawing on recent numerical simulations as well as classical concepts developed in physics and mechanics, the book offers an accessible introduction to a rapidly developing field.


Blue Mind

Blue Mind

Author: Wallace J. Nichols

Publisher: Little, Brown

Published: 2014-07-22

Total Pages: 352

ISBN-13: 0316252077

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A landmark book by marine biologist Wallace J. Nichols on the remarkable effects of water on our health and well-being. Why are we drawn to the ocean each summer? Why does being near water set our minds and bodies at ease? In BLUE MIND, Wallace J. Nichols revolutionizes how we think about these questions, revealing the remarkable truth about the benefits of being in, on, under, or simply near water. Combining cutting-edge neuroscience with compelling personal stories from top athletes, leading scientists, military veterans, and gifted artists, he shows how proximity to water can improve performance, increase calm, diminish anxiety, and increase professional success. BLUE MIND not only illustrates the crucial importance of our connection to water-it provides a paradigm shifting "blueprint" for a better life on this Blue Marble we call home.


Popular American Marbles

Popular American Marbles

Author: Dean Six

Publisher: Schiffer Publishing

Published: 2006-12

Total Pages: 0

ISBN-13: 9780764326400

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Over 360 beautiful color photos display machine-made marbles in many varieties. They were produced by American manufacturers, including Alley Agate, Champion, Jackson Marble, Master Glass, Playrite, and Vacor. Marbles displayed include Cat's Eyes, Glassies, Moss Agates, Opals, Patches, Swirls, and more. The text provides fascinating facts about each company's marble production. A helpful rating system indicates which marble types from each firm were its good, better, or best work. A bibliography and index are included. Values for the marbles displayed are found in the captions. This book will be a thrill for all who enjoy a passion for beautiful glass.


The Secret Life of Marbles: Their History and Mystery

The Secret Life of Marbles: Their History and Mystery

Author: Larry N. Garrett

Publisher: Outskirts Press

Published: 2021-07-02

Total Pages: 274

ISBN-13: 9781977242853

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Ever held a marble and wondered about its history? There is always something surprising (sometimes dark and unbelievable) to be revealed for each one. From the Neolithic Age, through Ancient Rome, medieval Europe and modern day United States, The Secret Life of Marbles unravels several threads about their creation and the underlying importance of marbles to all societies.


Time for Andrew

Time for Andrew

Author: Mary Downing Hahn

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Published: 2007

Total Pages: 180

ISBN-13: 9780618873166

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When he goes to spend the summer with his great-aunt in the family's old house, eleven-year-old Drew is drawn eighty years into the past to trade places with his great-great-uncle who is dying of diptheria.