Free Read Broken Song - by Kathryn Lasky, Broken Song, Kathryn Lasky, Broken Song The year is and gifted violinist Reuven Bloom is fifteen years old Life for the Jews in Russia is very hard First Reuven s best friend is captured to serve in the Tsar s army then his parents and older sister are murdered Reuven s dreams of music must be set aside Now he has only one goal escape With his baby sister strapped to his back Reuven sets off towardThe year is a Free Read Broken Song - by Kathryn Lasky - Broken Song, Broken Song The year is and gifted violinist Reuven Bloom is fifteen years old Life for the Jews in Russia is very hard First Reuven s best friend is captured to serve in the Tsar s army then his parents a

  • Title: Broken Song
  • Author: Kathryn Lasky
  • ISBN: 9780670059317
  • Page: 164
  • Format: Hardcover

Free Read Broken Song - by Kathryn Lasky Free Read Broken Song - by Kathryn Lasky - Broken Song, Broken Song The year is and gifted violinist Reuven Bloom is fifteen years old Life for the Jews in Russia is very hard First Reuven s best friend is captured to serve in the Tsar s army then his parents a

  • Free Read Broken Song - by Kathryn Lasky
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About "Kathryn Lasky"

  1. Kathryn Lasky

    Kathryn Lasky is the American author of many critically acclaimed books, including several Dear America books, several Royal Diaries books, 1984 Newbery Honor winning Sugaring Time, The Night Journey, and the Guardians of Ga Hoole series She was born June 24, 1944, and grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana, and is married to Christopher Knight, with whom she lives in Massachusetts.Book 15, The War of the Ember, is currently the last book in the Ga Hoole series The Rise of a Legend is the 16th book but is a prequel to the series Lasky has also written Guide Book To The Great Tree and Lost Tales Of Ga Hoole which are companion books.

958 thoughts on “Broken Song”

  1. Once again Kathryn Lasky has told with great style and emotion a very interesting story Reuven and his sister Rachel are the only ones survive a pogrom that destroys their family and their town in Russia Reuven s inner strength saves them both And it is that strength that eventually leads them both to a new and productive life in a America.



  2. Read by Anjie, Summer 2006 The jacket suggests a reading age of 10 and up Some of the passages were a little distracting because I wasn t sure of the pronunciations Yiddish and Russian The story takes place in 1897, in a small Jewish village in Russia where Reuven Bloom is a fifteen year old violinist The Jewish people in his village live in fear because the tsar s army kidnap young Jewish men, and burn entire villages Reuven s family, except his infant sister, Rachel, are murdered by the Cossac [...]


  3. Reuven Bloom lives with his family in the Russian Pale, an area inhabited by Jews Even at the young age of fifteen, he s an extremely talented violinist Persecution is a way of life for Russian Jews, but the news of murderous pogroms throughout the Pale has everyone on edge On the sixth day of Hanukkah in 1897, Reuven s parents and older sister are murdered by Cossacks Miraculously, Reuven and his baby sister, Rachel, survive Dressed as a peasant woman and carrying Rachel in a basket, Reuven esc [...]


  4. This story comes from a dark time of our history, but makes me wonder if we ve ever gotten out of the dark time of man This story of how individuals handle revenge is thought provoking Donald Graves would be affirmed in how Rachel saves her memories and adapts to a new language and country ESL teachers could take heart from this story, but will need to get to the end to find their nugget of gold.


  5. gr 5 9 150pgs1897 1904 Berischeva village Russia NYC After everyone in his village is killed by Coassacks in a pogrom, 15 year old Reuven takes his baby sister Rachel and heads for Vilna where is cousin lives He hopes that his cousin will be able to help, but to get they must survive the long journey there.Interesting story Recommended to middle school or higher Companion book to The Night Journey.


  6. This is a powerful, life affirming book Music has power beyond its momentary entertainment value it can save a soul by helping a person connect with the best aspects of being human Even though he has to set it aside to save his and his sister s lives, Reuven learns just how costly ignoring his musical gift could be.


  7. A moving story of Reuven and his journey with his baby sister, Rachel Ever since I had my baby, I cry very easily when it comes to babies, and this story was no exception Well written and I learned a little history, to boot My only gripe is that the ending is rather abrupt But I did like reading an epilogue to the characters I grew to love.


  8. This book is sad, but hard to put down A 16 year old Jewish boy, saw his parents and sister killed while he was hidden in the potato cellar Fiddler on the Roof time period His whole village was demolished and now he has to take his 16 month old sister on a trek to a far away village where he hopes he will be able to go to America where his uncle lives I cant wait to see what happens.


  9. I read this book for a challenge and I m glad that I discovered it The writing is quite good Even though each segment of time isn t very well developed, it still gives the reader a good idea of how desperately hard life was for the Jews in Russia during the years 1897 1904.


  10. A good book about a young boy coming of age in war torn Russia during the late 1800 s He s a violinist that becomes a rebel and sabotuer for the underground Quick read as it s juvenile literature category.


  11. I read The Night Journey as a kid and loved it, although I didn t truly understand it until I reread it years later This sequel is, quite simply, amazing, and dovetails beautifully with the original.


  12. A lovely children s book about a Russian Jew in the 1890 s 1900 s If you have a child studying the violin or any musical instrument, this would be a great read for them There is some violence and many people die but it s handled in a delicate manner.







  13. This is a charming book about a very sad time I agree with other reviewers that it s any early teen book It has some tense parts that make it unsuitable for sensitive kids.


  14. A companion book for The Night Journey Join the resistance in saving Jews from the czar s pogroms I am thrilled that Reuven got his own storyI really wondered what happened to him.




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