ESCAPE IN TIME
Ronit Lowenstein-MalzMore about the author
Laurie McGawMore about the illustrator
Leora FrankelMore about the translator
Nessya’s grandmother, Miri Eneman Malz, has friends, a loving family–and a secret: she is a Holocaust survivor. When twelve-year-old Nessya learns the truth, she wants to know what happened. After decades of silence, Grandma Miri decides it’s time to tell her story.
It all begins one terrible day in the spring of 1944, when Germany crosses Hungary’s border and soldiers arrive in Miri’s hometown of Munkács. Suddenly, the Jews are trapped and in danger.
Surrounded by war and unimaginable hatred, the family makes a daring escape. But that is only the beginning, and over the course of the year new threats continually confront them. Incredibly, despite numerous close calls, they defy the odds and live.
Based upon actual memoirs, this is the story of the Eneman family . . . of their remarkable ingenuity, astonishing luck, boundless courage, and unending love.
“The novel is an immersive page-turner . . .”
“This enthralling book will be an asset in the history classroom when studying World War II and the Holocaust.”
—CATHI I. WHITE, CHILDREN’S LITERATURE
“The characters are crisply differentiated, superb illustrations help us relate to them, and suspense runs high.”
—PHIL JASON, JEWISH BOOK WORLD
“A standout . . . truly riveting . . . to pair off quite nicely with Anne Frank’s classic Diary . . .”
— DIANE DONOVAN, MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW
“‘Escape in Time’ is a beautifully and intriguingly written re-telling of an awful period of time from a Hungarian Jewish family’s life that few of us can even begin to comprehend some 70 years later. Books like this that recount a time in human history so exceedingly reprehensible are important contributions to future generations to help ensure history does not repeat itself. I’m not sure we could ever hear enough stories about the Holocaust to truly imagine what life was like then. Escape in Time comes from an interesting vantage point, that of Hungarian Jews who managed to escape and hide, which I’ve never heard about before, thus making it a compelling read. Originally written in Hebrew for an Israeli audience, it has been translated into English very appropriately for a North American audience. The illustrations by Laurie McGaw are breathtaking.”
— MARNIE WILSON, READERS’ FAVORITE
“I loved this book and literally could not put it down. The characters are so real and the emotions so vivid that I was enthralled.”
—ELLEN COHN (EDUCATOR, A NETGALLEY REVIEWER)