Terrible Things: An Allegory of the Holocaust

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Jewish Publication Society, 1980 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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In this allegory, the author's reaction to the Holocaust, the animals of the forest are carried away, one type after another, by the Terrible Things, not realizing that if perhaps they would all stick together and not look the other way, such terrible things might not happen.

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User Review  - engpunk77 - LibraryThing

What do you do when some people are taken away? Do you think yourself lucky that it wasn't you and go about your business? What happens when they come for you? There won't be anyone left to help you ... Read full review

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This story is an allegory to the Holocaust. Creatures known as the Terrible Things take groups of animals just based off what they look like. The main character is a small rabbit who does not like ... Read full review

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About the author (1980)

Eve Bunting was born in Ireland and came to California with her husband and three children. She is one of the most acclaimed and versatile children's book authors, with more than two hundred novels and picture books to her credit. Among her honors are many state awards, the Kerlan Award, the Golden Kite Award, the Regina Medal, the Mystery Writers of America and the Western Writers of America awards, and a PEN International Special Achievement award for her contribution to children's literature. In 2002, Ms. Bunting was chosen to be Irish-American Woman of the Year by the Irish-American Heritage Committee of New York.

STEPHEN GAMMELL is the beloved author and illustrator of Twigboy and Is That You, Winter? He received the Caldecott Medal for his illustration of Song and Dance Man by Karen Ackerman. He lives in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

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