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"Maurice and His Dictionary A True Story," by Cary Fagan

Review by Zemirah

I really liked this book! Maurice and his Polish family moved through 5 countries (Belgium, France, Spain, Portugal, Jamaica), during WWII escaping persecution and the Holocaust. In a settlement camp in Jamaica, Maurice finishes High School (with tutors and his dictionary) and then goes to college in Canada and becomes a lawyer. His dictionary helps him learn words and helps him in all of his school subjects. This story was inspiring to me because it shows you can work hard in difficult times and fulfill your dreams. Many kind people helped Maurice and his family along the way, and he in turn was able to help others as a lawyer. There is a funny part about his father's new pants and a scorpion, yikes! The story was written by Maurice's son. This book gives me hope in others and in tough times. Thank you for making it available, I really enjoyed reading it!

Jun 09, 2021 12:12 PM
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Great book!

Review by EHobbes

I think everyone should read this book. It's a biography meets a comic.

Jun 08, 2021 02:36 PM
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OK...

Review by LionessMD

It was a good story but it was way to short and could have more details.

Jun 07, 2021 08:12 PM
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great book

Review by WinnipegLe

Great book but, did it really happen?

Jun 05, 2021 01:48 PM
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THE MOST AWESOME BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Review by footballfan8000

This book was a really fascinating book because it was in the middle of war and told how the Jewish people didn't have equal rights. This book is based on a true story and how the family reacted to it. (: (: (: (:

Jun 04, 2021 11:10 PM