But Can The Phoenix Sing?

By: Christa Laird

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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?

Author Name: Christa Laird

Categories: Young Adult,

Publisher: Beech Tree Books: 1998

ISBN Number: 0688158609

ISBN Number 13: 9780688158606

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

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.