The Secret of the Village Fool

The Secret of the Village Fool

The Secret of the Village Fool Milek and his brother Munio live in a sleepy village in Poland where nothing exciting seems to happen They reluctantly do as their mother asks when she asks them to visit their neighbor Anton knowin

  • Title: The Secret of the Village Fool
  • Author: Rebecca Upjohn Renné Benoit
  • ISBN: 9781926920757
  • Page: 333
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Milek and his brother Munio live in a sleepy village in Poland, where nothing exciting seems to happen They reluctantly do as their mother asks when she asks them to visit their neighbor Anton, knowing that the rest of the village laughs at him because of his strange habits of speaking to animals and only eating vegetables Things change quickly when war comes to their toMilek and his brother Munio live in a sleepy village in Poland, where nothing exciting seems to happen They reluctantly do as their mother asks when she asks them to visit their neighbor Anton, knowing that the rest of the village laughs at him because of his strange habits of speaking to animals and only eating vegetables Things change quickly when war comes to their town in the form of Nazi soldiers searching for Jewish families like that of Milek and Munio Anton refuses to tell the soldiers where to find them, and then goes so far as to hide the family in his own home, putting his life at risk without a thought Based on a true story.

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    Brothers Milek and Munio don't like to take the food and clothing their mother asks them to deliver to Anton, a poor man the village believes is a fool. He is, after all, a man who talks to animals and plants and who never eats meat. But one day, when a neighbor sees the boys delivering food to Anton, he warns him not to associate with them - they are Jews, after all, and Hitler's men will be coming to their small Polish village soon and taking care of all the Jews thered their friends.After the [...]

    I am completely into World War II, specifically the Holocaust and all of the people who did GOOD to those being persecuted and killed. There was so much horror and evil, that the stories of good shine all the brighter and give me hope that should anything that evil happen again, that good will rally and win.This is a children's picture book about a real life "village idiot" and the family he helped to hide and keep safe for a year, putting his own life in danger's way. I really liked that after [...]

    Originally posted at canlitforlittlecanadianssAny intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.E. F. SchumacherWe are all fools at one point or another so the antiquated idea of a village fool is and should be reprehensible. But, as E. F. Schumacher recognizes in the above quotation, courage and genius can transform, as it does in Rebecca Upjohn's The Secret of the Village Fool. In the capable pen of [...]

    An Unexpected Hero! Based on a true story, Rebecca retells the story of Anton Suchinski.Milek and his brother Munio are taking some supplies to Anton. They squawk at the chore because Anton is strange, they say. Villagers call him a fool because he can’t read or write, because he talks to animals and plants, and because he never eats meat. But Mama insists, as she tells them, her hands on hips, “Anton may have his own way of doing things, but he is a good man.”These are dark and fearful da [...]

    The Secret of the Village Fool was a great educational children's book. Not only will the children like it for the eye catching illustrations and interesting story line but adults will like it as well because it teaches factual information about WWII. The book is about a man named Anton. He thinks and acts differently than everyone around him so he becomes known as the village fool. One day, the Nazis come looking for all the Jewish boys. Anton helps a couple of the boys hide, along with their f [...]

    Anton, the title character of The Secret of the Village Fool by Rebecca Upjohn, was a real person named Anton Sukhinski. Although his fellow villagers considered him a fool for his simple ways, Anton managed to hide six Jewish people for nearly a year during the Holocaust. He saved them from their neighbors, from the Nazis and from the fate suffered by millions. The motivation for his self endangering kindness? His ridiculed foolishness, his empathy for all living creatures. As the fictional Ant [...]

    I love reading about heroes from WWII, expecially those that saved children during the Holocaust. This true story takes place in a small village in Poland.Anton, called the village fool, was friends with several Jewish families. One of them was the family of Milek and Munio Zeiger. When rumours that the Nazis were coming to the village, Anton offered to help the Zeigers. It happened before everyone was ready, but fortunately for the Zeigers, Anton had given them dresses for the boys to wear and [...]

    What a super children’s story about the Holocaust. The illustrations showed the despair, the intensity and the urgency that the characters faced during this period of time. The author keeps the story moving explaining how the actions of an individual helped others during this period of time. Inside this children’s book, the Village Fool takes advantage of his title to help a Jewish family who has been kind to him in the past. With the talk of Nazis and Jews in the air, the Village Fool is wa [...]

    What a beautiful, age-appropriate story about courage and kindness during the Holocaust. Anton is the village fool, but he's also the bravest man in the world, giving shelter to his Jewish friends and neighbours during World War II. Based on a true story about six Jewish villagers surviving the war underground in their neighbour's yard, the story becomes even more real with the appendix of photos at the end of the book. I was taken by the photograph of the opening to the hidden sanctuary (it's s [...]

    Based on a true event, this is an exceptional book that introduces a young reader to an era that is often littered with extreme horror and tragedy.The story of Antoine and how his being 'different' helped save members from his community shines a light on the many heroes that often went unsung during WWII.Highly Recommended for all levels!!FIVE STARS!!!!

    This is an absolutely beautiful book that will inspire and uplift readers of all ages. The story is both suspenseful and deeply moving - a rare combination. The text is deceptively simple; it pulls no punches. And I dare you not to cry during the afterword. The Secret of the Village Fool belongs in every library, personal or public, home or school.

    A touching story, depicting the impact of the Second World War on one village–one Jewish family–at a level to which younger children can relate and begin to understand. Deftly handled, yet never shying away from the issues, Upjohn’s story includes details to encourage further exploration and discussion which is appropriate and comfortable to each reader.

    The Secret of the Village Fool is a story about one family’s struggle to survive during the Nazi occupation of Zborów, Poland (now Ukraine). This Jewish family lived a normal life until Germany invaded Poland and the Nazi soldiers began separating families. Young Munio and Milek were forced to hide in a tunnel that was build off of the root cellar in their weird neighbour’s yard. Although the boys heard many strange stories about Anton Suchinski, they soon realized that he was a good man wh [...]

    BiographyThird Grade:Awards: Golden Oak Award; Silver Birch Express Award Summary:A children's picture book about a true Jewish family in a village of Poland during the war. Anton a man not too respected by his neighbors because of his strange ways of caring for animals is eventually given his honors for his good deeds.Evaluation:Anton would talk to the animals and even refused to eat meat because he thought it was unfair to animals. Anton was also a very kind man and he aided the, Zieger family [...]

    Whosoever saves a single life, saves an entire universe. From the Village Fool to the Village Hero! The story of Anton who is known in his small Polish town as the Village fool. With his unusual ways, many do not see the goodness of his heart. Anton knows that his Jewish friends are in danger and since life is precious to him, he has the courage to hide them in his home. With determination, he digs a hole in the earth to hide several families while risking his life to keep them alive and safe.Th [...]

    I thought this was very sweet and simplistic, but it's actually based on a true story! Lovely that the happy ending for the young Jewish boys was in actual fact a real one, although it was very sad to read in the epilogue that Anton just disappeared in the 60s and was never heard from again :(

    An emotional read about one simple man's bravery to save a Jewish family from death at the hands of the Nazi's. A fantastic read to share with students learning about the atrocities committed during World War II; a perfect discussion book.

    this was a really good book! I liked how it was a real story. It was a very interesting and sad story. I LOVED THE BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    The follow up of the characters at the back is so much appreciated. A good story that demonstrates how even the meekest among us are capable of extraordinary courage.

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