Emil and Karl
Praise For Emil and Karl…
“This important book...gives a chilling portrait of a world descending into madness as experienced by two innocent children. The excellent translation effectively conveys the helplessness of the characters.”—School Library Journal, Starred Review
“It’s a clear, powerful novel that will bring today’s readers very close to what it was like to be a child under Nazi occupation. . . . The fast-moving prose is stark and immediate. . . . The translation, sixty-five years after the novel’s original publication, is nothing short of haunting.”—Booklist, Starred Review
“Like ‘The Diary of Anne Frank,’ Emil and Karl will stir adults, as well as the book’s intended audience.”—The New York Times
“Emil and Karl defies categorization. For a moment I feel as if I am in Vienna in 1940, that I am standing beside the author, watching the impossible unfold. I share his disbelief, his mute acceptance of a world turned upside down. The experience is more immediate than mere fiction, more memorable and more frightening.”—Meg Rosoff, author of How I Live Now
Roaring Brook Press, 9781596431195, 208pp.
Publication Date: April 4, 2006
About the Author
Translator Jeffrey Shandler is professor of Yiddish Literature and Holocaust Studies at Rutgers University.