Two Jewish sisters, escapees of the infamous Warsaw ghetto, devise a plan to thwart an attempt by the Gestapo to intercept food bound for starving people behind the dark Wall.
|Statement||by Karen Hesse ; illustrated by Wendy Watson.|
|Contributions||Watson, Wendy, ill.|
|The Physical Object|
|LC Control Number||2003027775|
Karen Hesse is the award-winning and critically acclaimed author of many books for children. Her titles include Witness, The Cats in Krasinski Square, and the Newbery Medal winner Out of the Dust, among many others. She lives in Vermont with her husband and two teenaged : The Cats in Krasinski Square. By Wendy Watson, Karen Hesse. Grades. , V. Genre they devise a plan to smuggle food to those still there with the help of the abandoned cats of Krasinski Square. Determined to help the handful of Jewish Resistance fighters feed others still inside the Ghetto, she comes up with a plan to distract the. The cats in Krasinski Square are homeless because of the rounding up and crowding together of the Jews. The cats thrive on mice, but they miss their former masters. People outside the ghettos, both non-Jews and Jews able to escape and pass as Polish, keep the cats socialized by the attention they give them (see cover for an example).5/5(5). The Cats in Krasinski Square The cats come from the cracks in the Wall, the dark corners, the openings in the rubble. They know I can offer only a gentle hand, a tender voice. They have no choice but to come. They belonged once to someone. They slept on sofa cushions and ate from crystal dishes.
The girl with the cats in Krasinski square remembers what life is like in the Warsaw Ghetto. Determined to help her sister and handful of Jewish Resistance fighters feed others still inside the Ghetto, she comes up with a plan to distract the Gestapo and their dogs. Newbery Medalist Karen Hesse creates a soaring, lyrical tale of courage and compassion that will be read for years to : Scholastic. A young Jewish girl and her sister face the challenges of growing up in Poland during World War II. Having escaped the ghetto, they devise a plan to smuggle food to those still there with the help of the abandoned cats of Krasinski Square. The cats in Krasinski Square once belonged to someone and so did a young girl, whose family has been destroyed by war. Even as she and her sister struggle to survive amid the war's chaos, they risk their lives for a plan to help those still trapped behind Warsaw's infamous Ghetto walls. To foil the Nazis, the sisters gather up the feral cats of Krasinski Square in baskets. They release the cats as a distraction to the dogs, thus allowing the food to be smuggled into the ghetto. Skilled pacing renders the cat solution a satisfyingly subversive surprise while Watson’s illustration of the flummoxed Nazis underscores the ensuing chaos.
The Cats in Krasinski Square By Karen Hesse Match the words in the first column with the correct information in the second column. 1. The narrator A. The center of Warsaw, Poland, where people gathered and children played 2. Mira B. A way to get food into the Warsaw Ghetto where people were starving 3. Krasinski Square Size: KB. Karen Hesse is the award-winning and critically acclaimed author of many books for children. Her titles include Witness, The Cats in Krasinski Square, and the Newbery Medal winner Out of the Dust, among many others. She lives in Vermont with her husband and two teenaged daughters/5(). The Cats in Krasinski Square When Karen Hesse came upon a short article about cats out-foxing the Gestapo at the train station in Warsaw during WWII, she couldn't get the story out of her mind. The result is this stirring account of a Jewish girl's involvement in the : Karen Hesse. Horn Book Magazine September 1, (Intermediate) A little girl (perhaps ten years old or so) narrates this story of wartime Poland, describing her visits with the abandoned cats in Krasinski Square and how they came to be helpers in a scheme to smuggle food into the Warsaw Ghetto.