The Puppet Boy of Warsaw

The Puppet Boy of Warsaw

Eva Weaver


i used to be twelve while the coat used to be made. Nathan, our tailor and expensive good friend, reduce it for Grandfather within the first week of March 1938. It used to be the final week of freedom for Warsaw and for us... Even within the so much tricky of lives, there's wish. and infrequently that desire is available in the shape of a small boy, armed with a troupe of puppets - a prince, a lady, a idiot, a crocodile with half-painted teeth....

When Mika's grandfather dies within the Warsaw ghetto, he inherits not just his nice coat, yet its treasure trove of secrets and techniques. in a single distant pocket, he unearths a papier mache head, a scrap of cloth...the prince. And what greater solution to cheer the cousin who has misplaced her father, the little boy who his in poor health, the neighbours dwelling in a single cramped room, than a puppet exhibit? quickly the total ghetto is conversing concerning the puppet boy - until eventually the day while Mika is stopped by way of a German officer and is pressured right into a mystery life...

This is a narrative approximately survival. it truly is an epic trip, spanning continents and generations, from Warsaw to the gulags of Siberia, and lives that intertwine amid the chaos of battle. simply because even in wartime, there's hope...he Puppet Boy of Warsaw is the tale of Mika, a Jewish boy who inherits a coat from his grandfather and discovers a puppet in a single of its many mystery wallet. He turns into a puppeteer within the Warsaw ghetto, but if his expertise is stumbled on, Mika is pressured to entertain the occupying German troops rather than his countrymen.

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