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No stars at the circus

No stars at the circus

Finn, Mary, author

'No Stars at the Circus' is the beautifully told story of 10-year-old Jonas Alber, as written in his notebooks. Jonas lives in hiding in the Professor's house during the six months following the round-up of Jews in Paris on 16 July 1942. He spends his days reading about his favourite subjects and also writes about his present life in the attic, as well as the past, in which the circumstances of his rescue are revealed. He writes about his friends at the circus and the family he greatly misses. Unaware of the atrocities happening around him and throughout Europe, Jonas hears that his parents have gone off 'to work' and is worried about his little sister, Nadia, who is deaf - so worried that one day he steps outside in the hope of finding out where she is

Paperback, Book. English. Young adult fiction. Teenage Fiction. Fiction 13+. General.
Published London: Walker Books, 2014
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Statement of responsibility: Mary Finn
ISBN: 1406347337, 9781406347333
Intended audience: Adolescent.
Physical Description: 261 pages ; 20 cm
Subject: Paris (France) History 1940-1944 Fiction.; Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) Fiction.

Author note

Mary Finn is Irish and lives in Dublin. She used to be a journalist but is now a parliamentary reporter - a very different job - in the Oireachtas, or Irish houses of parliament. Her previous books for Walker areAnila's Journey(9781406306590), which won the Eilis Dillon Award, andThe Horse Girl(9781406329100).