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Still wearing badges that mark them as Jews, Yankele and his family flee Nazi-occupied Poland and begin their lives as refugees. But when the train they're on is bombed, Yankele and his family are seperated. Here Yankele's life as a refugee ends. and his life as one of the "abandoned ones" begins.
Based on a true story, Along the Tracks tells the tale of Yankele, a Polish boy who is separated from his mother during the German invasion of Poland in World War II.
Tamar Bergman is the happy mother of three (grown-up) children, a score of books, and hundreds of radio scripts. Among the many honors her books have received, The Boy from Over There won the Berenstein Prize in 1984 and was named the best Israeli children’s book by the Center of Literature for Children and Youth at the University of Haifa. Along the Tracks also received critical acclaim and was awarded the Ze’ev Prize in 1988 from the Ministry of Education. Tamar Bergman lives in Jerusalem with her husband and a pair of bicycles.
"Rarely is YA historical fiction this immediate and involving." Publishers Weekly
"Readers are exposed to a compellingly authentic picture of life in the likes of Tashkent and Samarkand during the war - a cruel world where the state effectively abandoned homeless children, but where some remnants of kindness and humanity survived. A gripping, evocative story." Kirkus Reviews with Pointers