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Trapped Inside the Story: The Biography of Naomi Kalsky, Born Sonya Hebenstreit by Leslie Cohen
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.2" Width: 5.7" Height: 1.1" Weight: 1.2 lbs.
Release Date Feb 15, 2007
Publisher Level 4 Press
ISBN 1933769165 ISBN13 9781933769165
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More About Leslie Cohen
Leslie Cohen has published short stories in numerous magazines including Cricket, and the prize-winning multicultural magazine Stepping Stones. Her first published collection of poems and short stories is called Facets of the Poet.
Leslie Cohen currently resides in Kibbutz Ein Hashofet.
Reviews - What do customers think about Trapped Inside the Story: The Biography of Naomi Kalsky, Born Sonya Hebenstreit?
Vivid Vignettes Aug 8, 2007
I absolutely loved this book. I could hardly put it down and had it read in 3 days. Even though I have read some children's diary entries from the Holocaust, this book gave me a new perspective on their experiences. Hearing Sonya's own reasoning and conclusions about things that were happening to her was my favorite part. Watching her having to make decisions as an inexperienced child deprived of adult protection really touched me.
A must read for middle school on Mar 26, 2007
This was a book I couldn't put down. There were times when I felt that I was right next to Soyna/Nomi as she lost loved one after another. Her fear and confusion, as well as her bravery and ingenuity, were so well conveyed that her world seemed right there in front of me. Few books I've read have made the Holocaust experience so real and terrifying. Leslie Cohen's telling of the story is vivid and touching. Highly recommended for middle school and older, as well as for parents.
Trapped Inside The Story -- and Then Some Mar 16, 2007
Leslie Cohen's "Trapped Inside The Story" tells how Sonya Hebenstreit survived -- barely -- the horror that was visited upon the Jews of Lvov, Poland, under Russian and German occupation.
It's a biography written in the first person that literally traps the reader who has the good fortune to pick it up, and discovers a narrative so compelling that it's impossible to put down. Now far removed from Europe before and during World War II, many of us have only a superficial understanding of what it took to survive as a child when war and Nazi inhumanity decimated families and forced grade-school students to skills and horros far beyond their year.
Leslie Cohen's book make it vivid and is a compelling addition to the literature of human struggle in the time when the pits of hell opened and devils spewed forth in jackboots.