Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) Chance: Escape from the Holocaust
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) Chance: Escape from the Holocaust

Chance: Escape from the Holocaust

By Uri Shulevitz

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Publication Date: October 13, 2020

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Ages 8 to 14

The first middle-grade book from a picture book master—a harrowing, heartrending, illustrated account of his childhood escape from the terrors of war.

From a beloved voice in children’s literature comes this landmark memoir of hope amid harrowing times and an engaging and unusual Holocaust-related story. With backlist sales of over 2.3 million copies, one of FSG BYR’s most acclaimed picture-book creators details the eight-year odyssey of how he and his Jewish family escaped the terrors of the Nazis by fleeing Warsaw for the Soviet Union. It was during those years, with threats at every turn, that the young Uri experienced his awakening as an artist, an experience that played a key role during this difficult time. By turns dreamlike and nightmarish, this heavily illustrated account of determination, courage, family loyalty, and the luck of coincidence is a true publishing event.

About the Author

Uri Shulevitz has won the Caldecott Medal for The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship, written by Arthur Ransome, and three Caldecott Honors for The Treasure, Snow, and How I Learned Geography. His other books include One Monday Morning, Dawn, So Sleepy Story, and the instructional guide Writing with Pictures: How to Write and Illustrate Children’s Books. He lives in New York City. urishulevitz.com

Format: Hardcover with dust jacket

Length: 336 pages

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

Publication Date: October 13, 2020

ISBN: 9780374313715

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