A Bag of Marbles: The Graphic Novel (Junior Library Guild Selection)

by Joseph Joffo

Other authorsVincent Bailly (Illustrator)
Book, 2013



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J 736 JOF



Graphic Universe ™ (2013), Edition: Reprint, 128 pages


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.

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LibraryThing member Sullywriter
An engaging, poignant graphic memoir about French Jewish children fleeing to Unoccupied France. Adapted from the French memoir by Joffo.
LibraryThing member APatricia
Jo and Maurice Joffo travel by foot, train and bus to Dax, Cripes, Marseille, Menton and Nice to escape Nazi occupation and join their brothers. Along the way they encounter Nazi authorities who demand to see their papers. Jo and Maurice manage to evade Nazi authorities by persuasion. Jo and
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Maurice reunite with their brothers and parents but find themselves separate once again.
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128 p.; 10.5 inches


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