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A Candle in the Dark

By: Adèle Geras

Historical Fiction

Germany is Clara’s home, but in 1938 Jews are no longer safe there. Clara and her little brother, Maxi, have to leave everything behind and go to England to start a new life with a family they have never met.

Ages: 9+

88 pages

Bloomsbury

Average Rating: (36 Ratings)

So amazing
Submitted 1/3/2020 by egg

Thumbs up!

So amazing

so-so
Submitted 11/8/2019 by cdaven01

I liked this book.

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

overall, it was eh.
i think the book should have more happy things to balance out the number of sad things.
i don't recommend the book.

This book was OK
Submitted 10/6/2019 by QueenVermillion

This book was just OK

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

I liked this book but it was very short and left me on a cliffhanger.

Pretty Good
Submitted 8/6/2019 by SDIAkidz4

I would read more books by this author.

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

this book had a good beginning, but ends abruptly. other than that it was very good I recommend it.

Great book
Submitted 5/13/2019 by NeAlten

I loved this book!

i gave this book 4 stars because it ends on a cliffhanger. it doesnt give you much detail about what happened to the parents. overall, it was a good book. cant wait for more!!!!!! #IlovePJOurWay

AMAZING BOOK
Submitted 4/4/2019 by MiddleMaje

I loved this book!

its a must read!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Good book
Submitted 4/2/2019 by JayJayL

I liked this book.

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

It was pretty good. If you want to learn about Jewish history it's good.

Loved It
Submitted 3/26/2019 by LoveRead

Thumbs up!

I really like this book because I like historical fiction. This book really helped me know what it was like to be in that time period. The book makes me thankful for what I have today, and that I am NOT living in that time period. I really hope you enjoy this book as I did. I would rate it at 4 1/2, but they don't have that.

Great book
Submitted 2/1/2019 by Rositachica

Thumbs up!

I learned more about Jewish history from this book.

I liked this book it is about Jewish history. ages 10 and up.

REALLY GOOD
Submitted 1/8/2019 by rivkahlovesbooks

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about the importance of family.


















































































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Great
Submitted 1/3/2019 by amazing2009

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about being Jewish.

If you love WWII and Jewish History you will love this book.

Ok but good message
Submitted 12/2/2018 by BalletStar

It taught you a good message and was a brilliant story

Good book
Submitted 11/4/2018 by JayJayL

I liked this book.

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

I learned about the importance of family and friends, and I learned about the war. This is a good book!

I could not put down this book
Submitted 10/7/2018 by Singeranddancer

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

It's sad that their dad was in a concentration camp.
Submitted 9/4/2018 by AYR212

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

The ending of the book is usually a good ending.

A Candle in the Dark
Submitted 8/10/2018 by DalekReader

This book was just OK

I learned more about Jewish history from this book.

This book was kinda short, and I think I am a little too old for it. But it did teach me about Holocaust history, and I like that.

ok
Submitted 8/7/2018 by EmmaEMB

I liked this book.

This book made me think more about being Jewish.

Submitted 7/10/2018 by PurpleGreen4

Thumbs up!

I learned more about Jewish history from this book.

I couldn't put it down!

Eh
Submitted 7/9/2018 by ashweky

This book was just OK

This book made me think more about being Jewish.

It wasn't the best book I've ever read but it wasn't the worst.

This book was OK.
Submitted 7/9/2018 by readaloudmom

This book was just OK

I learned more about Jewish history from this book.

I think the characters should have more of a challenge. Real life does not always have happy endings like in this book. In this time period, things were much harder and darker than shown in this book. But it is very good for kids who are first learning about this topic.

This Book Has An Excellent Message, But It Is Easy...
Submitted 7/5/2018 by Farfallina06

I liked this book.

I learned more about Jewish history from this book.

This Book
Submitted 7/5/2018 by Farfallina06

Very good
Submitted 7/3/2018 by torahchic

I would read more books by this author.

This book made me think more about being Jewish.

This book was so good. I loved it👍🏻!!

Everyone Should Read THIS Book!
Submitted 6/26/2018 by Fcbarcelonasoccer

I loved this book!

I learned more about Jewish history from this book.

This book taught me about the Holocaust.

Good but Short
Submitted 6/10/2018 by SashaDog

I liked this book.

I learned more about Jewish history from this book.

This book was really good but it was short, only like 70 pages since chapter one began on page 11. I finished it in one day and I am a slow reader. But i did really enjoy this book. It taught me a lot about time Jews were not treated equally in Germany. Over all it was pretty good.

I really enjoyed this book
Submitted 6/10/2018 by Dancegirl910

Thumbs up!

I learned more about Jewish history from this book.

This book was very interesting, but it was sad.

Submitted 6/7/2018 by ChessMexCity

pretty good, but I found it very sad

Amazing Book!!!
Submitted 6/3/2018 by HERMIONEL

I loved this book!

I learned more about Jewish history from this book.

I loved this book, it was so sweet. I did not want to put this book down!! Even though it was sad, I would still recommend it for ages 5 and up.

Submitted 6/3/2018 by MiddleMaje

The candle lit my day!
Submitted 6/2/2018 by Disney2006

I loved this book!

This book taught me more about Jewish holidays, rituals, and even food.

This amazing story about the Holocaust has impacted the way I see World War II. I now see that LOTS of people died during that time, and I never thought about that. Anyway, this book is A M A Z I N G!

Amazing Book
Submitted 6/1/2018 by mike8569

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about being Jewish.

goodish
Submitted 6/1/2018 by MaddieBunny

I liked this book.

I learned more about Jewish history from this book.

I liked the plot of the book, but some parts were confusing and I was like what is going on. I had to reread some parts.

Amazing
Submitted 6/1/2018 by hufflepuffcat

I loved this book!

Great book 👍👍

Submitted 6/1/2018 by IRead4Fun

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

And it taught me about the night of broken glass and the kinder transport.

Awesome Sauce!
Submitted 4/2/2018 by Bejeweled

I loved this book!

My uncle went on the same train! It reminded me of spending time with my uncle. Sooooooooooo Surprising! LOVE THE ENTIRE BOOK!!!!!!!!!!

This book was so amazing, I couldn't put it down!
Submitted 3/30/2018 by NationalDT

I loved this book!

In this book, two kids, Clara and Maxi, were sent on a train called the kinder transport to England. They needed to learn English fast! They went to live with a family called the Bairds. What happens next?…Wait and see!

by Rosie, National Design Team

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Adele Geras
Author of A Candle in the Dark

Adele Geras was born in Jerusalem during the British Mandate. Because her father was in the British Colonial Service, she lived in many countries during her childhood including Nigeria, Tanzania, Cyprus, Gambia, and Borneo. She has written more than 95 books for children and adults!

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