The Extra - Kathryn Lasky (Hardcover)

Product Details

Barcode
9780763639723
Department
Books
Released
8 Oct 2013
Supply Source
UK

Book

Author
Kathryn Lasky
Binding
School And Library
Publisher
Candlewick Pr
Language
English
Number of Pages
314
Dimensions
216 x 146 x 25mm (476g)

Annotation

  • Is the chance to serve as an extra for Hitler's favorite filmmaker a chance at life -- or a detour on the path to inevitable extermination? In this chilling but ultimately uplifting novel, Kathryn Lasky imagines the lives of the Gypsies who worked as extras for the real Nazi filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl, giving readers a story of survival unlike any other.

Summary

Is the chance to serve as an extra for Hitler’s favorite filmmaker a chance at life — or a detour on the path to inevitable extermination?

One ordinary afternoon, fifeen-year-old Lilo and her family are suddenly picked up by Hitler’s police and imprisoned as part of the "Gypsy plague." Just when it seems certain that they will be headed to a labor camp, Lilo is chosen by filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl to work as a film extra. Life on the film set is a bizarre alternate reality. The surroundings are glamorous, but Lilo and the other extras are barely fed, closely guarded, and kept in a locked barn when not on the movie set. And the beautiful, charming Riefenstahl is always present, answering the slightest provocation with malice, flaunting the power to assign prisoners to life or death. Lilo takes matters into her own hands, effecting an escape and running for her life. In this chilling but ultimately uplifting novel, Kathryn Lasky imagines the lives of the Gypsies who worked as extras for the real Nazi filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl, giving readers a story of survival unlike any other.

Juvenile Fiction

General Subject
Juvenile Grades 7-9 Ages 12-14
BISAC Subject 1
Juvenile Fiction / Historical / Holocaust
BISAC Subject 2
Juvenile Fiction / Social Issues / Prejudice & Racism
BISAC Subject 3
Juvenile Fiction / Performing Arts / Film
Library Subject 1
Romanies; Juvenile fiction.
Library Subject 2
Extras (Actors); Juvenile fiction.
Library Subject 3
Romanies; Nazi persecution; Juvenile fiction.
Academic Subject 1
Teen's Fiction / Historical
Academic Subject 2
Lasky, Kathryn
Dewey Classification
[Fic]