The Endless Steppe

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Kit (7 discs)
Product Number: 3B056
Released: Jan 17, 2007
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ISBN: #9781428102262
Narrator/s: Alyssa Bresnahan
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Description

Poland, 1940. The Russian army invades the beautiful city streets of Vilna. Soldiers storm ten-year-old Esther Rudomin's house and arrest her entire family. The Rudomins, the soldiers say, are "capitalists-enemies of the people." Forced from their home and friends, the Rudomins are herded onto crowded cattle cars. Their destination: the endless steppe of Siberia. For five years, Esther and her family live in exile, weeding potato fields and working in mines, fighting against all odds to stay alive. It is not an easy life. But through it all, Esther sustains the hope that one day she will return to Poland-and to freedom. A National Book Award finalist, The Endless Steppe is the true story of Esther Rudomin Hautzig's girlhood in World War II Siberia. For over 25 years, this extraordinary book has touched the hearts of young people around the world with its vivid portrayal of life during World War II and its inspiring testament to the power of hope in the harshest conditions.

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Author(s): Esther Hautzig
Narrator(s): Alyssa Bresnahan
Product Number C1517
Released: Oct 08, 2001
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ISBN: #9781402504617
eAudio
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Author(s): Esther Hautzig
Narrator(s): Alyssa Bresnahan
Product Number Z00409
Released: Mar 28, 2011
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ISBN: #9781449874278
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Class Set
Author(s): Esther Hautzig
Narrator(s): Alyssa Bresnahan
Product Number 3L056
Released: Dec 10, 1995
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ISBN: #9781428102279
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Hanging Bag
Author(s): Esther Hautzig
Narrator(s): Alyssa Bresnahan
Product Number 3C607
Released: Apr 02, 2008
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ISBN: #9781428102286
Text
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Teacher's Guide
Author(s): Esther Hautzig
Product Number 44215
Released: Oct 07, 2006
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ISBN: #9781419357657
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Author(s): Esther Hautzig
Product Number 12233
Released: Feb 24, 2000
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ISBN: #9780064470278

Professional reviews

"In the 1940's at age 10, the author and her family were exiled to Siberia in a cattle car. Hautzig writes beautifully of the drastic changes in her family's life and made new friends and came to love the Siberian steppe. Narrator Bresnahan masterfully presents young Esther and her friends, as well as her family and even the dreadful soldiers who degrade everyone in their path. Bresnahan portrays the text, whether somber or lighthearted, with skill. She uses just the right measure of sadness and despair and awakens hope as Esther experiences her first crush on a boy. All ages will be moved by this narration, a perfect companion piece to ANNE FRANK: THE DIARY OF A YOUNG GIRL. S.G.B. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine"

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