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Bear Makers

Author: Cheng  Andrea
Publisher: Front Street
Subject/Category: 4-7
Year Reviewed:: 2009
ISBN: 9781590785188
Review: Life has changed in Hungary following World War II. Kata must use a new name and her mother must support their family by making stuffed bears and ladies' handbags. Her father is suffering from depression. This story of a Jewish family learning to live under Soviet rule is wonderfully written in a way that makes the reader sympathize with the trials of postwar life.

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