It shows very complicated matters through the eyes of an innocent and impressionable child. Its simplicity is touching. Why is it so easy to talk about the concept of people loving and respecting one another rather then fighting wars over somebody el As Robert Louis Stevenson once said, "But of works of art little can be said. Why is it so easy to talk about the concept of people loving and respecting one another rather then fighting wars over somebody else's values, in the face of religion, and so hard to actually defy our prejudice?
Once again I come to a thought that has been following me closely in the past few months. Much too often people do something just because they're supposed to. They've somehow accumulated that it was so and they refuse to give it any thought. And it's free will we people deify! We believe that freedom of choice is a person's greatest right. But isn't this belief mere hypocrisy given the fact that we don't use our free will! View all 4 comments. I read the French original some time ago, but it was a real pleasure to read it now again, in this marvelous Portuguese edition, so well translated that it is even inspiring.
Touching, involving the reader from the first moment, this is a wonderful page of Humanity based on a true story. Maria Carmo, Lisbon, 14 February Apr 11, Maria Carmo rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Everyone. Shelves: childhood-and-youth-books , biography , spiritual-mistical-wisdom-religio , life-changing-self-discovery-self , novel-romance-revealing-historica , literature-and-art.
This is an Author I especially love. His books especially these, that form part of the circle of the invisible are tender without ever being sentimental, they convey deep messages about human nature and this one especially touched me with its humane story.
Lovely, well written and with an inspiring end. I would recommend it to everyone, big and small. A future classic for sure! Maria Carmo, Lisbon 14th. April Apr 06, Brett rated it it was ok Shelves: history. Not my favorite book of this sort, but I liked the phlegmatic Mademoiselle Marcelle, and her irreverent ways.
The story starts strong but after Joseph's arrival at the Villa it waned. It maintained my interest, but it seemed like Joseph was being unfairly denied the opportunity to become Catholic. Even in the circumstances, I felt the adults were insufficiently sympathetic to the child's wishes. I much prefer the similar story by Joffo, 'Un sac de billes. Loved it! It tells the story of Joseph, a 7 year old Jewish child separated from his parents when threatened by the Nazis.
He ends up being taken to an orphanage, where he is instructed how to become someone else. He is looked after by Father Pons, whom, he discovers, has set out to collect and record all can about being a Jew. He tells Joseph he is trying to save it, in the same way that Noah saved humans and animals during the flood. Joseph and Father Pons develop a wonderful connection as he starts to help him.
'Que la Force soit avec toi'
There are also some lovely, simple discussions about religion and faith. Aug 15, Sabrina rated it really liked it. La vicenda di un bimbo ebreo separato dai genitori durante i rastrellamenti nazisti, e la sua vita in un ricovero per orfani cristiani, alle prese con la fame, il terrore di essere scoperto, la nostalgia della mamma. Ora possiamo essere amici". Un libricino ricchissimo : The story of a jew child who got sep La vicenda di un bimbo ebreo separato dai genitori durante i rastrellamenti nazisti, e la sua vita in un ricovero per orfani cristiani, alle prese con la fame, il terrore di essere scoperto, la nostalgia della mamma.
Un libricino ricchissimo : The story of a jew child who got separated from parents during the Nazi roundups, and his life in a shelter for Christian orphans, struggling with hunger, the fear of being discovered, the nostalgia of the mother. But also friendship with a fellow in misadventures and especially with the pastor, who will teach him to take off in life.
e-book Le don de toi (FICTION) (French Edition)
My task is finished. Now we can be friends. Nov 05, Artur Aleksanyan rated it really liked it. I have confused feelings after reading this book in just one day.
So many twisted emotions, human types are mixed together in this story about the second world war and tortures of Jewish people. The distinctive way of thinking of the main character made me smile or sad while reading the book. I really liked the character of the stubborn woman making fake documents in her pharmaceutical store.
The end of the book was meaningful but somehow unexpected when Joseph stops the car at somewhe I have confused feelings after reading this book in just one day. The end of the book was meaningful but somehow unexpected when Joseph stops the car at somewhere nearby Palestine and takes those two peaces of garment lying on the ground and says "I am starting to collect them" as the father used to say.
In this way he emphasized the point that if those two countries don't stop the war, they will be both destroyed because the inner hatred is the greatest and almighty foe erasing everything from it's path without any sympathy. I'm not comfortable writing a review in French, but we did read this one in French in high school.
I liked this book: it's fascinating and Joseph, the main character we get to follow, is a young boy with a child's perspective. This book, in reality a children's book, is well worth a read. Set during the Holocaust, it has a different perspective as it takes place in France. Schmitt has a unique way of writing his books through the eyes of children. Told from the perspective of a young Belgium Jewish boy during the Holocaust, this book at times may seem slightly sugar-coated. If so, it makes up for it, however, with the richness of the characters and the evocativeness of the writing.
- God Bless The Child.
- The Dissociative Identity Disorder Sourcebook (Sourcebooks)!
- Le potentiel érotique de ma femme?
- What to Do When the Blessings Stop -- When God Sends Famine?
There is humor, pathos, and a wonderful metaphor running throughout. The book also touches on the difficulty of rebuilding a life after the Holocaust.
Spread the word
Even if one's family survived, significant personal changes have taken place, and it's impossible to simply pi Told from the perspective of a young Belgium Jewish boy during the Holocaust, this book at times may seem slightly sugar-coated. Even if one's family survived, significant personal changes have taken place, and it's impossible to simply pick up where one left off. Finally, the story comes full circle and explores some of the significance of the creation of Israel and the conflict with Palestine.
If you can read French, I highly recommend this. Here Joseph learns about his Faith and that of the Father as well as learning about friendship, loyalty and bravery. Through the child's voice Schmitt allows the reader to explore the fundamental questions surrounding faith.
What does it mean to be Jewish or Catholic? Do we have a duty to preserve our cultural identity for future generations? The novel pays tribute to all those who risked their f Set in Belgium during World War 2, Joseph, a young Jewish boy, is sent into hiding with Father Pons. The novel pays tribute to all those who risked their freedom and their lives to protect and save the lives of others. I loved the simplicity of the language which conveyed the emotions without sentimentality. Again in E. Schmitt's fashion a beautiful, European and an unusual story about a young Jewish boy, separated from his parents during Nazi occupation and saved by Catholic priest.
The boy was later reunited with his parents but he was not the same, a lot of things changed. A well written book, an outstanding story, very intere "Noah's child" is my third book by Eric Emmanuel and I loved it. A well written book, an outstanding story, very interesting.