The Puppet Boy of Warsaw

  • by Eva Weaver
  • Narrated by Tim Bruce
  • 11 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

I was 12 when the coat was made. Nathan, our tailor and dear friend, cut it for Grandfather in the first week of March 1938. It was the last week of freedom for Warsaw and for us...Even in the most difficult of lives, there is hope. And sometimes that hope comes in the form of a small boy, armed with a troupe of puppets - a prince, a girl, a fool, a crocodile with half-painted teeth....
When Mika's grandfather dies in the Warsaw ghetto, he inherits not only his great coat, but its treasure trove of secrets. In one remote pocket, he finds a papier mache head, a scrap of cloth...the prince. And what better way to cheer the cousin who has lost her father, the little boy who his ill, the neighbours living in one cramped room, than a puppet show? Soon the whole ghetto is talking about the puppet boy - until the day when Mika is stopped by a German officer and is forced into a secret life...
This is a story about survival. It is an epic journey, spanning continents and generations, from Warsaw to the gulags of Siberia, and two lives that intertwine amid the chaos of war. Because even in wartime, there is hope...


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so beautifying written both insightful and unique told with gentleness and joy many stories and yet complete totally absorbing
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- Amazon Customer

Hard to read but hard to put down

This is an incredibly moving book telling the story of Mika who becomes a puppeteer in the Warsaw ghetto. Harrowing descriptions of the events during that terrible time. A heartbreaking read but engrossing and a reminder that we must never forget.
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- G. Rance

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-07-2013
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Group