Stone Angel (Hardcover)

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By Jane Yolen, Katie May Green (Illustrator)
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The Nazis may have taken their home, but the family still has a guardian angel

In this emotionally rich story, a little girl and her family live happily in Paris until Nazi soldiers arrive druing World War II. She and her family must flee or risk being sent to a concentration camp, so they run into the woods, where they meet resistance fighters. But they're still not safe. They must cross tall mountains and sail in a rickety boat to England. Yet the whole time they're struggling to survive, the little girl thinks of the stone angel near their apartment in Paris and imagines it watching over her family.

Offering a never-before-told story of the Holocaust, Jane Yolen returns to the material she mined in the award-winning THE DEVIL'S ARITHMETIC. Filled with sorrow, hope, comfort, and triumph, this gorgeously illustrated book is sure to become a modern classic-offering adults a perfect vehicle with which to share a difficult subject.

Praise for STONE ANGEL:

* "This story provides a wonderful addition to materials about World War II and the Holocaust, and is appropriate for even the gentlest of readers."--School Library Connection *STARRED*

About the Author

Jane Yolen ( has been called the Hans Christian Andersen of America and the Aesop of the twentieth century. She has written over 300 books including Owl Moon and The Devil's Arithmetic. She splits her time between Massachusetts and Scotland. You can follow her on Twitter @janeyolen. Katie May Green ( is the illustrator of Philippa Fisher's Fairy Godsister by Liz Kessler and both the author and illustrator of the upcoming Seen and Not Heard. Originally from Shropshire, she now lives in Somerset, England. You can find her on Facebook at or on Twitter at @KatieMayGreen.

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Product Details
ISBN: 9780399167416
ISBN-10: 0399167412
Publisher: Philomel Books
Publication Date: March 3rd, 2015
Pages: 40
Language: English