Thoughts on: Uncle Misha’s Partisans by Yuri Suhl
5 Stars , Fiction , Latest Posts / August 25, 2011

About: “Uncle Misha’s Partisans” by Yuri Suhl is a fictional book following the adventures of a Ukrainian boy during World War II. The book is meant for young adults (YA) and should be read as such. 211 pages Publisher: Shapolsky Publishers ISBN: 0933503237 My rating for Uncle Misha’s Partisan’s – 5 Thoughts: The book, “Uncle Misha’s Partisans” by Yuri Suhl, first came to my knowledge through a post on The Children’s War blog. What caught my eye was the name of one of the partisans, Yoshke, which is similar to my great-uncles nickname (Yoseph or Yoshko) who was also a partisan during World War II. We only know bits and pieces about my great uncle’s experiences as he never fully relayed them to anyone. He was fond of saying that he was ‘jealous of dogs’ during that time. This award winning book (1973 The Sydney Taylor Book Awards, 1974 National Jewish Book Awards Jewish Book Council) reminded me of the books I used to love as a boy 10-13 or so, which is just about the age this book is recommended for. It is well written, excellent story which doesn’t insult the intelligence of young adults. What I’m surprised is…

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