Prisoner B-3087

By: Alan Gratz

In an incredible tale of survival, Yanek Gruener defies the odds, enduring ten Nazi concentration camps and two death marches. A novel based on the true story by Ruth and Jack Gruener. Afterword.

ISBN: 9780545459013

JLG Release: May 2013


Sensitive Areas: Graphic descriptions of war atrocities, Suicide
Topics: Jack Gruener (1927- ) , Polish Jews , Jewish Holocaust (1939-1945) , Holocaust survivors , Krakó,w, Poland , Polish history

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Awards & Honors

YALSA 2014 Best Fiction for Young Adults; 2013 Cybils Awards, Middle Grade Fiction, Finalist

Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

Booklist, The Horn Book Guide, Kirkus Reviews, School Library Journal

School Library Journal

If I had known what the next six years of my life were going to be like, I would have eaten more. I wouldn’t have complained about brushing my teeth, or taking a bath, or going to bed at eight o’clock every night.” Yanek Gruener was 10 years old when the German army invaded Poland in 1939 and trapped his family inside the walls of If I had known what the next six years of my life were going to be like, I would have eaten more. I wouldn’t have complained about brushing my teeth, or taking a bath, or going to bed at eight o’clock every night.” Yanek Gruener was 10 years old when the German army invaded Poland in 1939 and trapped his family inside the walls of the Jewish ghetto in Krakow. Over the course of World War II, he saw his parents deported by the Nazis and survived 10 different concentration camps. Through Gratz’s spare, persistent prose, the story of the boy’s early life unfolds with the urgency and directness necessary for survivor stories. While some liberties have been taken, with the permission of Gruener and his wife, Ruth, also a survivor, the experiences and images come directly from the Grueners’ collective memories of the war. An author’s note provides further biographical information. A powerful story, well told.—Sara Saxton, Tuzzy Consortium Library, Barrow, AK

Junior Library Guild

  • This account of how a Polish teen endured ten concentration camps in three years is as moving as it is harrowing. Though fictionalized “to paint a fuller and more representative picture of the Holocaust as a whole,” survivor Yanek Gruener’s story is a stunning depiction of strength and courage.
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    • This account of how a Polish teen endured ten concentration camps in three years is as moving as it is harrowing. Though fictionalized “to paint a fuller and more representative picture of the Holocaust as a whole,” survivor Yanek Gruener’s story is a stunning depiction of strength and courage.
    • Alan Gratz’s matter-of-fact writing style is neither cynical nor sentimental, perfectly matching Yanek’s unflappable attitude: “I would not give up. I would not turn myself in. No matter what the Nazis did to me, no matter what they took from me, I would survive.”
    • Yanek faces many ethical dilemmas that raise profound questions: “I wouldn’t steal bread from a living boy, but I would wish death on him so I could take it without guilt? . . . What had the Nazis turned me into?”
    • Allows readers to decide the moral of the story themselves, rather than explicitly presenting life lessons.

Book Details

ISBN

9780545459013

First Release

May 2013

Genre

Fic

Dewey Classification

Fic

Trim Size

5 1/2" x 8 1/4"

Page Count

272

Accelerated Reader

Level 4.9; Points: 7;

Scholastic Reading Counts

Level 4.6; Points: 13;

Lexile

Level 760L

Format

Print Book

Edition

Hardcover edition

Publisher

Arthur Levine

Potentially Sensitive Areas

Graphic descriptions of war atrocities, Suicide

Topics

Jack Gruener (1927- ), Polish Jews, Jewish Holocaust (1939-1945), Holocaust survivors, Krakó,w, Poland, Polish history,

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