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One More Border

The True Story of One Family's Escape From War-Torn Europe

by Bill Kaplan & Shelley Tanaka
illustrated by Stephen Taylor

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holocaust, military & wars
list price: $12.95
edition:Paperback
published: 2004
ISBN:9780888996381
Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
9 to 12
Grade:
4 to 7
Reading age:
9 to 12
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Awards
  • Winner, Parent Council Outstanding Selection
  • Commended, VOYA Non-fiction Award
  • Winner, American Bookseller Pick of the Lists
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Description

An American Bookseller Pick of the Lists

During World War II, as Nazi troops took over Europe, hundreds of thousands of Jews tried to flee Hitler's advance. Most did not escape the Holocaust. The Kaplans -- Igor, his little sister, Nomi, and their parents, Bernard and Nadja -- were one of the lucky families. As the war progressed, borders shut down and the rest of the world became less and less willing to accept refugees.

In the end, the Kaplans found themselves trying to make their way to safety by the only route available -- three-quarters of the way around the world by train and ship, across Russia to Japan and finally to North America. This is the story of the family's brave and harrowing journey.

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Contributor notes

William Kaplan is a lawyer and author of several adult books about historical and political issues, as well as One More Border. He lives in Toronto.Shelley Tanaka is an award-winning author, translator and editor. She has written more than twenty books for children and young adults, winning the Orbis Pictus Award, the Mr. Christie’s Book Award, the Science in Society Book Award and the Information Book Award, and she has twice been nominated for the Deutsche Jugendliteraturpreis. Other honors include Texas Blue Bonnet runner-up, School Library Journal Best Books, ALA Notables and IRA Young Adults’ Choice. Her translation of Michel Noel’s Good for Nothing won the Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People and was on the IBBY Honor List (Commended). Shelley teaches at Vermont College of Fine Arts, in the MFA Program in Writing for Children and Young Adults. She lives in Kingston, Ontario.Stephen Taylor is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design and has illustrated several picture books, including One More Border: The True Story of One Family’s Escape from War-Torn Europe by William Kaplan. Stephen lives in Toronto, Ontario.

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Editorial Reviews

A stirring picture book...

— Booklist

Illustrated with attractive watercolors...

— Publishers Weekly

An outstanding book and an excellent example of how Holocaust-related material can be presented with discretion and sensitivity to children.

— Association of Jewish Libraries Newsletter
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About the Authors

Bill Kaplan

William Kaplan is a lawyer and author of several adult books about historical and political issues, as well as One More Border. He lives in Toronto.
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Shelley Tanaka

Shelley Tanaka is an award-winning author, translator and editor who has written and translated more than thirty books for children and young adults. She teaches at Vermont College of Fine Arts, in the MFA Program in Writing for Children and Young Adults. Shelley lives in Kingston, Ontario.

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Stephen Taylor

Stephen Taylor is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design and has illustrated several picture books, including One More Border: The True Story of One Family’s Escape from War-Torn Europe by William Kaplan. Stephen lives in Toronto, Ontario.
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