Willy and Max: A Holocaust Story (Hardcover)

A Holocaust Story

By Amy Littlesugar, William Low (Illustrator)

Philomel, 9780399234835, 40pp.

Publication Date: March 16, 2006



When Max’s dad buys a painting from the window of Willy’s dad’s antique shop, Willy and Max become instant friends.They are just alike, down to their same missing tooth! Even though Max lives in the Jewish quarter, the boys are inseparable—until the Nazis come. They take everything from Max’s family, including the precious painting that began the boys’ friendship.And though they promise to be friends forever,Willy and Max know that something unspeakable is coming between them, and they may never see each other again . . . .

Beautiful and heartbreaking, Willy & Max is the powerful story of two boys separated by circumstance, but held together through generations by a simple painting—and the unbreakable spirit of their friendship.

About the Author

Amy Littlesugar lives in Columbia, Maryland.