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Author Ravel, Edeet, author.

Title A boy is not a bird / Edeet Ravel ; illustrations by Pam Comeau ; map by Mary Rostad.

Publication Info. Toronto : Groundwood Books / House of Anansi Press, [2019]
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 Nichols Juvenile Fiction  J RAVEL    AVAILABLE
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Description 229 pages : illustrations, map ; 20 cm
Summary "In 1941, life in Natts small town of Zastavna is comfortable and familiar, even if the grownups are acting strange, and his parents treat him like a baby. Natt knows theres a war on, of course, but hes glad their family didnt emigrate to Canada when they had a chance. His mother didnt want to leave their home, and neither did he. He especially wouldnt want to leave his best friend, Max. Max is the ideas guy, and he hears whats going on in the world from his older sisters. Together the boys are two brave musketeers. Then one day Natt goes home and finds his family huddled around the radio. The Russians are taking over. The churches and synagogues will close, Hebrew school will be held in secret, and there are tanks and soldiers in the street. But its exciting, too. Natt wants to become a Young Pioneer, to show outstanding revolutionary spirit and make their new leader, Comrade Stalin, proud. But life under the Russians is hard. The soldiers are poor. They eat up all the food and they even take over Natts house. Then Natts father is arrested, and even Natt is detained and questioned. He feels like a nomad, sleeping at other peoples houses while his mother works to free his father. As the adults try to protect him from the reality of their situation, and local authorities begin to round up deportees bound for Siberia, Natt is filled with a sense of guilt and grief."
Subject World War, 1939-1945 -- Juvenile fiction.
Boys -- Juvenile fiction.
Genre Historical fiction.
Added Author Comeau, Pam, illustrator.
Rostad, Map, illustrator.
ISBN 9781773061740 (hardcover)
1773061747 (hardcover)
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