Sometimes You Just Have to Cry

On Sunday I popped into our monthly library book sale. I didn’t buy many books because my book sales have dropped off since December and I still have tons to list in my store, but I did find some irresistible children’s books.

One pierced my heart as soon as I picked it up…“I Never Saw Another Butterfly: Children’s Drawings and Poems from Terezin Concentration Camp 1942-1944.” I knew I had to buy it.

When I got home I read some of the poignant poems and looked at the artwork. The book is so beautifully done. Then I read the short bios of the children at the back of the book and learned that most of the children did not survive the camps and I started crying. It’s not often a book makes me cry.

So I’m sharing a little of this touching book with you…

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6 Comments

  1. I would not be surprised if this book had some value, given the subject matter and that it’s written my children ( I guess)..the poetry is pretty good….Rosalie

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    1. Rosalie…it could. Currently it’s for sale online from $10 – $500! Most of the lower-priced ones are ex-lib. Alas, the dust jacket is stained and price clipped 😦 But still a nice, clean copy. – Karen

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  2. Kristie Holsey

    Ah, the tragedies so many children and adults had to endure. What sadness! May we not repeat that horror.

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    1. So agree Kristie! – Karen

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  3. I read that in college. Its children’s words especially that drive home the reality of the horror. The suffering of children is the most poignant.

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    1. Ladymeritaten, it really is the most extraordinary book. It is so hard to realize that most of the children didn’t survive. I bought the book to resell, but am thinking I might keep it for a while. – Karen

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