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The Secret of Gabi's Dresser
By author: Kathy Kacer
Publisher: Second Story Press
Pub Date: Jan/01/1992
Lexile Level: 800
Pages: 128
Fiction Ages 9-13
Price:  $7.95
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The heroine, Gabi, recounts how as a young Jewish girl she lived on a family farm in Eastern Europe during the Second World War. She describes her community before the Nazi occupation and the events that unfolded afterwards. When the Nazis conducted house searches for Jewish children, Gabi successfully hid in the dining-room dresser. The only thing retrieved from the home after the war was the dresser that saved Gabi's life. It now sits in author Kathy Kacer's home in Toronto. Kacer is Gabi's daughter and has based the story on her mother's experiences.
Canadian Review of Materials Magazine - September 7, 2001
An absorbing story about a piece of Second World War history that is new to young readers of this genre. Recommended.

Awards

Red Cedar nominee, short-listed  CA  2002
Canadian Jewish Book Award, winner  CA  2000
Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction, winner  CA  1999
Hackmatack Children's Choice Award, winner  CA  2001
Silver Birch, winner  CA  2000


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