The Doll with the Yellow Star (Paperback)
A tender story about the power of love in the face of loss
Nine-year-old Claudine doesn't want to leave her much-loved home in France to go live in America, not without her parents. But she knows about the shortages, about the yellow stars Jews must wear, and about Adolf Hitler. And she knows that there are some things she needs to do even when she doesn't want to. It's wartime, and there is much that is different now. There are more things that Claudine will lose to this terrible war. But not everything that is lost must be lost forever. Here is a moving story about lost and found lives, and the healing power of love.
About the Author
Yona Zeldis McDonough and her mother, Malcah Zeldis, have collaborated on several children’s books, including Anne Frank. McDonough lives in Brooklyn.
Kimberly Bulcken Root has illustrated over fifteen books for children, including Birdie's Lighthouse. She and her husband, illustrator Barry Root, live with their children in Quarryfield, Pennsylvania.
"This solemnly straightforward chapter book follows Claudine, a Jewish French girl, and her beloved doll Violette as her world is turned upside down twice: first when the Nazis occupy France, and then again when the eight-year-old must leave Papa and Maman behind in Paris to seek safety with relatives in America. ...Root's spot art and full-page illustrations convey a simple poignancy." - Publishers Weekly