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With the Nazis tightening their death grip on the Warsaw Ghetto, Misha Edelman escapes through the sewers. Taking on a new identity, he joins a band desperately trying to fight back and save as many Jews as they can. But survival comes at a heavy cost. Thirty years later, trying to come to terms with all he has done and seen, Misha writes an autobiographical letter to the stepson who wonders why he always seems so stern and forbidding.
"An inspiring affirmation of life". -- The Horn Book
"Thrilling action and complex moral issues". -- Booklist
Title: But Can The Phoenix Sing?
Categories: Young Adult,
Publisher: Beech Tree Books: 1998
ISBN Number: 0688158609
ISBN Number 13: 9780688158606
Book Condition: Very Good
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 000235
Description: Richard, 17, discovers the incredible details of his stern stepfather's hidden past when he is left a manuscript to read while his stepfather is in Australia. There is something so intimate in reading this man's wartime experiences that the reader feels both embarrassed and horrified by the details of what happened to the young Misha, a Jew, in Poland, W.W.II. The horrors of war are mitigated by those rare moments of human caring and compassion. Richard sees his stepfather in a new light and the process of acceptance begins.