Upon the Head of the Goat

Upon the Head of the Goat

A Childhood in Hungary 1939-1944

by Aranka Siegal
First Square Fish: Aug.2012, ©1981, ISBN: 9780374480790
Trade Paperback, 214 pages
Price: $9.99

Historical Setting: Hungary 1939-1944

Nine-year-old Piri describes the bewilderment of being a Jewish child during the 1939-1944 German occupation of her hometown (then in Hungary and now in the Ukraine) and relates the ordeal of trying to survive in the ghetto.

Receiving the 1982 Newbery Honor award, this book ends rather abruptly, leading into two sequels: Grace in the Wilderness and Memories of Babi, both award-winning books themselves.

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