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Title

Harmonica

Description

A young boy and his parents fill their home singing with the gramophone using music as a language of family love. When the Nazis invade Poland, the family is separated by adults and children into two concentration camps. The boy plays a harmonica his father gave him to bring back memories of this parents dancing to music by the composer Schubert. A commandant orders the boy to play his harmonica which he does, but not for the commandant. He tries to play loudly to comfort the starving people in the concentration camp.

Author

Johnston, Tony

Publisher

Charlesbridge

Date

2004

Illustrator

Mazellan, Ron

ISBN

1-57091-547-4

City of Publication

Watertown, MA

Year of Publication

2004

Author of Abstract

Abstract provided by Valerie A. Ubbes, 2018

Citation

Johnston, Tony, “Harmonica,” Children's Picture Book Database at Miami University, accessed November 19, 2019, https://dlp.lib.miamioh.edu/picturebook/items/show/14052.
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