: Milkweed (): Jerry Spinelli: Books. Milkweed and millions of other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more. A powerful novel of identity and survival in the Warsaw Ghetto. A boy grows up under Nazi occupation: He lives by stealing and finds few friends and many. Complete summary of Jerry Spinelli’s Milkweed. eNotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of Milkweed.

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Stopthief is a Gypsy. He is seen by Misha as the “worst flop” who “couldn’t possibly be a Jew.

He tells them that “the important thing was not that you listened, but that I talked. His life is totally affected by it. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Jerry Spinelli is cranking out books left and write, partly because his prose are so simple. What does milkweed mean to Misha at the end of the novel when he plants it at the end jetry his yard? Want personalized picks that fit your family?

Making the protagonist a blank slate is an easy way to milkewed responsibility to the historical setting. And now this little girl in my lap, this little girl whose call silences the trampling Jackboots.


Get it now Searching for streaming milkweedd purchasing options Yes, it is faithful to events in Poland during the second world war.

It broke his heart. I would venture that this is a read alike for The Boy in the Striped Pajamas. This was a great book about friendship and the importance of families, no matter who they are make up of.

He has no family or home, He’s running. Views Read Edit View history. I was left wondering why he hadn’t come across the other boys before. The problems were [his] size [he] had stopped growing at five feet, one inch[his] accent, and [his] missing ear which now looked like a clump of cauliflower.

Milkweed by Jerry Spinelli – Reading Guide – : Books

And sometimes that is enough. It’s a quick read; I read it in one day. For him, it is jrery symbol of endurance; it is a symbol of his survival.

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He makes a friend in Warsaw, a little girl who is Jewish. I didn’t spineli the whole “Candy man” in the Ghetto. He knows that invisibility is his greatest asset as a thief who sneaks out of the ghetto into the curfew of Warsaw by night to smuggle food, and yet he so wants to be noticed.


Refresh and xpinelli again. Although they are hungry and grieving, the Milgroms still celebrate Hanukkah—even after their silver menorah has been stolen. Strangely enough, neither protagonist knows what a Jew is at the start of their story. Spinelli is usually good to pull me into the story, but this story just made me feel yucky.

A moving, funny, lyrical tale with big appeal. Archived from the original on 9 December Yet coming from Jerry Spinelli, it is still somewhat disappointing. But he is not just any thief; he is a thief of Robin Hood-esque skill and bravado, gracing his starving Jewish friends in the ghetto with the fruits of his forays uerry the wall.