Maurice and His Dictionary

Maurice and His Dictionary

Fourteen-year-old Maurice longs to study law one day, but when the Nazis invade Belgium, his family must flee to the only place willing to take them in. Now he’s halfway across the world, living in a Jamaican refugee camp. How will he ever follow his dream?
Ages 9+
Pages 56
Publisher Owlkids
Coming Apr 2021

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24 Reviews

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Really Interesting!

Review by Alma

This book is about a boy named Maurice and his life during the Holocaust. Life is really scary for him, as at the beginning of the book, he's basically just ushered outside his house to another place, without much warning, and from then on, life just gets really strange, he moves to a lot of different places, depending on where is safe and where isn't. I'd recommend this book to anyone who likes historical graphic novels like the PJ Our Way choice Hidden.

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Review by DanceQueen

Good but short. if your a person into shorter books I would recommend it but for me personally, I like longer books and this is why I only gave it three stars.

Jun 10, 2021 12:07 AM
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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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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