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The Cats in Krasinski Square

By Karen Hesse - Illustrated by Wendy Watson
Scholastic Press; September 1, 2004
ISBN 9780439435406

The cats in Krasinski Square once belonged to someone... And so did a young girl, whose family has been destroyed by war. Even as she and her sister struggle to survive amid the war’s chaos, they risk their lives on a plan to help those still trapped behind Warsaw’s infamous Ghetto walls.

Newbery Medalist Karen Hesse has written an achingly beautiful story about the courage of brave young women and men who, at great risk, fought not with weapons, but with their hearts and souls. Wendy Watson’s luminous paintings inspire a visual journey to a time and place that must never be forgotten.


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“Watson... makes a stunning stylistic departure here... [she] achieves an impressive versatility.” –Publisher's Weekly, Starred Review

“Watson's arresting images echo... this stirring, expertly crafted story.” –Booklist, Starred Review

“Hesse... [makes] a grave subject enormously accessible, gently humorous, and affectingly triumphant.” –Kirkus, Starred Review