The cats in Krasinski Square

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Jews -- Persecutions -- Poland -- Warsaw -- Juvenile fiction, Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Poland -- Warsaw -- Juvenile fiction, Sisters -- Juvenile fiction, Heroes -- Juvenile fiction, Cats -- Juvenile fiction, Warsaw (Poland) -- History -- Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, 1943 -- Juvenile fi
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Two Jewish sisters, escapees of the infamous Warsaw ghetto, devise a plan to thwart an attempt by the Gestapo to intercept food bound for starving people behind the dark Wall.

Statementby Karen Hesse ; illustrated by Wendy Watson.
GenreJuvenile fiction
ContributionsWatson, Wendy, ill.
The Physical Object
Pagination(unpaged) :
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Open LibraryOL23272969M
ISBN 100439435404
LC Control Number2003027775

With quick thinking, the friends gather all of the cats living in Krasinski Square into baskets and head for the station. Just as the train pulls in, the felines are let loose, the dogs chase the cats, chaos erupts, and eventually the contraband is passed through the chinks in the Ghetto wall/5(32).

The Cats in Krasinski Square is a historical picture book set in Poland at the beginning of World War II. A young girl along with her sister organize a plan of resistance, smuggling food to those Jews still confined behind the city’s limit/5. Karen Hesse is the award-winning and critically acclaimed author of many books for children.

Her titles include Witness, The Cats in Krasinski Square, and the Newbery Medal winner Out of the Dust, among many others. She lives in Vermont with her husband and two teenaged : The Cats in Krasinski Square.

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By Wendy Watson, Karen Hesse. Grades. V. Genre they devise a plan to smuggle food to those still there with the help of the abandoned cats of Krasinski Square.

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Determined to help the handful of Jewish Resistance fighters feed others still inside the Ghetto, she comes up with a plan to distract the. The cats in Krasinski Square are homeless because of the rounding up and crowding together of the Jews.

The cats thrive on mice, but they miss their former masters. People outside the ghettos, both non-Jews and Jews able to escape and pass as Polish, keep the cats socialized by the attention they give them (see cover for an example).5/5(5).

The Cats in Krasinski Square The cats come from the cracks in the Wall, the dark corners, the openings in the rubble. They know I can offer only a gentle hand, a tender voice.

They have no choice but to come. They belonged once to someone. They slept on sofa cushions and ate from crystal dishes.

The girl with the cats in Krasinski square remembers what life is like in the Warsaw Ghetto. Determined to help her sister and handful of Jewish Resistance fighters feed others still inside the Ghetto, she comes up with a plan to distract the Gestapo and their dogs.

Newbery Medalist Karen Hesse creates a soaring, lyrical tale of courage and compassion that will be read for years to : Scholastic.

A young Jewish girl and her sister face the challenges of growing up in Poland during World War II. Having escaped the ghetto, they devise a plan to smuggle food to those still there with the help of the abandoned cats of Krasinski Square.

The cats in Krasinski Square once belonged to someone and so did a young girl, whose family has been destroyed by war. Even as she and her sister struggle to survive amid the war's chaos, they risk their lives for a plan to help those still trapped behind Warsaw's infamous Ghetto walls.

To foil the Nazis, the sisters gather up the feral cats of Krasinski Square in baskets. They release the cats as a distraction to the dogs, thus allowing the food to be smuggled into the ghetto. Skilled pacing renders the cat solution a satisfyingly subversive surprise while Watson’s illustration of the flummoxed Nazis underscores the ensuing chaos.

The Cats in Krasinski Square By Karen Hesse Match the words in the first column with the correct information in the second column. The narrator A. The center of Warsaw, Poland, where people gathered and children played 2.

Mira B. A way to get food into the Warsaw Ghetto where people were starving 3. Krasinski Square Size: KB. Karen Hesse is the award-winning and critically acclaimed author of many books for children. Her titles include Witness, The Cats in Krasinski Square, and the Newbery Medal winner Out of the Dust, among many others.

She lives in Vermont with her husband and two teenaged daughters/5(). The Cats in Krasinski Square When Karen Hesse came upon a short article about cats out-foxing the Gestapo at the train station in Warsaw during WWII, she couldn't get the story out of her mind.

The result is this stirring account of a Jewish girl's involvement in the : Karen Hesse. Horn Book Magazine September 1, (Intermediate) A little girl (perhaps ten years old or so) narrates this story of wartime Poland, describing her visits with the abandoned cats in Krasinski Square and how they came to be helpers in a scheme to smuggle food into the Warsaw Ghetto.

A true, moving story of survival in the Warsaw Ghetto, as two girls smuggle food to needy families with the help of stray cats. A "stirring, expertly crafted story."—Booklist Explore classroom activities, puzzles, teacher resources and enrichment pdfs for this book.

THE CATS IN KRASINSKI SQUARE. Karen Hesse, Author, Wendy Watson, Illustrator, illus. by Wendy Watson. Scholastic $ (32p) ISBN In her spare yet lyrical narrative, Newbery. The cats in Krasinski Square. [Karen Hesse; Wendy Watson] -- Two Jewish sisters, escapees of the infamous Warsaw ghetto, devise a plan to thwart an attempt by the Gestapo to intercept food bound for starving people behind the dark Wall.

The Cats in Krasinski Square features a young girl who has escaped the Ghetto and is able to pass as an Aryan outside the Wall. She lives with her older sister, a member of the Resistance, and she befriends the cats who have been rendered homeless by the war. The Cats in Krasinski Square by Karen Hesse and Wendy Watson.

There is much revealed both on the surface and between the lines of Karen Hesse’s read more. There is much revealed both on the surface and between the lines of Karen Hesse’s spare and moving picture book set outside the walls of the Warsaw ghetto during World War II.

However, The Cats in Krasinski Square exudes assurance that come what may, people can usually be counted on to figure out how to look after one another. Sandy MacDonald is based in Nantucket and Cambridge, Massachusetts.

The Cats of Krasinksi Square is an uplifting age appropriate story that has a lot to say to young readers not only about courage and taking risks, but that sometimes kids can come up with ideas that actually work.

Told in sparse, lyrical free verse, the story is enhanced by the corresponding illustrations by Wendy Watson.

The Cats in Krasinski Square. by Karen Hesse Illustrated by Wendy Watson Published by Scholastic Press, 32 pages ISBN: Ages There is much revealed both on the surface and between the lines of Karen Hesse’s spare and moving picture book set outside the walls of the Warsaw ghetto during World War II.

Karen Hesse is the award-winning and critically acclaimed author of many books for children. Her titles include Witness, The Cats in Krasinski Square, and the Newbery Medal winner Out of the Dust, among many lives in Vermont with her husband and two teenaged daughters/5(22).

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Goodreads members who liked The Cats In Krasinski Square also. To foil the Nazis, the sisters gather up the feral cats of Krasinski Square in baskets. They release the cats as a distraction to the dogs, thus allowing the food to be smuggled into the ghetto. Skilled pacing renders the cat solution a satisfyingly subversive surprise while Watson's illustration of the flummoxed Nazis underscores the ensuing.

The Cats in Krasinski Square (Hardcover) Average rating: out of 5 stars, based on 13 This book describes the conditions of the Warsaw Ghetto and the people who live just outside of it and try to help others inside the Ghetto get food.

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The Cats in Krasinski Square By Karen Hesse Illustrated by Wendy Watson Scholastic Press, This poignant story is based on a real event during World War 2. It takes place in Warsaw, Poland after the Gestapo (German State Police) rounded up all the Jews in Warsaw and surrounding towns and crowded them into a.We will be reading the book - The Cats in Krasinski Square by Karen Hesse, in class.

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