A Bag of Marbles

by Joseph Joffo

Paperback, 2001

Status

Available

Local notes

940.5 Jof

Barcode

5818

Collection

Publication

University of Chicago Press (2001), Edition: 1, 302 pages

Description

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. Previously out of print, this book is a captivating and memorable story; readers will instinctively find themselves rooting for these children caught in the whirlwind of World War II.

Awards

BCCB Blue Ribbon Book (Nonfiction — 2013)

Language

Original language

English

Physical description

302 p.; 5.5 inches

User reviews

LibraryThing member www.snigel.nu
One of the few novels I have read in French. It was a bit too complicated, but I still enjoyed it. Perhaps there are too many books about suffering Jews during the Second World War, but this is the only one I have read in French.
LibraryThing member benuathanasia
This graphic novel is a bit jumpy - it was really difficult to tell how some panels fit in with the story - they seemed to be no more than filler. A decent story, though.
LibraryThing member jessiechan
An autobiographical novel that follows the author and his brother, Maurice, as they set off to escape the Nazi- occupied zone in the north of France.

Pages

302

Rating

½ (103 ratings; 3.6)
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