Hide and Seek by Lissa Shafarman
Good morning KHTS listeners. Hi, my name is Lissa Shafarman, and I attend Meadows Elementary School in the Newhall School District. I'll be reviewing the book Hide And Seek, written by Ida Vos. It was written in the year 1981, and it is 132 pages long.
The book Hide And Seek, is about two sisters, Rachel and Esther Hartog, who live while the Nazis are in Holland. The girls live in Rotterdam where it isn't safe because the Nazis want to kill or round up the Jews. In order to be safe, the family breaks up and the girls go to live with their Aunt Nel and Uncle Jaab. They really enjoy living with their aunt and uncle, and after having moved around so much to keep ahead of the Nazis, the girls finally feel at home.
After the war, the family is reunited. Mama and Papa and one grandmother has survived the war. Unfortunately, much of their family died in the concentration camps set up by the Nazis. One hundred thousand Dutch Jews were killed in these camps.
I really enjoyed this book because it was a sad book, and I love sad books. This is also a happy book, because it is about survival.
I would recommend this book to people who like sad books. I would also recommend this book to fourth graders and up because of the content of the book.