The Tattered Prayer BookConsumer Rating
- Number of Pages: 32
- English (Unknown)
- English (Original Language)
- English (Published)
The Tattered Prayer Book is meant as a gentle introduction to the Holocaust for children ages 6-10. Once safely settled in America, he tries to bury the prayer book along with his painful past. Many years later, sharing the story with Ruthie, allows father to heal and daughter to grow. Ruthie discovers a secret about her father, while looking by way of a box of mementos from the old country. A burnt prayer book taken in secret from a destroyed synagogue after Kristallnacht offers solace to her father as a young boy, at the most difficult time in his life. As her father tells his surprising story, Ruthie learns a piece of her father s story, a slice of Jewish background and also the circumstances under which the family members fled Nazi Germany.
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