Brundibar Book Summary and Study Guide

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This is a children's picture book that retells Brundibar, an opera performed frequently in Terezin. Two children need milk for their sick mother, but have no money to purchase it. Their attempts to sing for money are foiled by Brundibar. Eventually a group of animals convinces these two children to recruit a group of children to sing enmasse. This attempt succeeds, and the townspeople drive Brundibar away. The illustrations contain oblique references to Hitler and the Holocaust that are not likely to be picked up by any readers except adults.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Kids growing up/acting up?    -   Yes Kids:    -   struggling to earn a living to survive Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Age 7-10

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Age:    -   a kid Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Eastern European


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Eastern Europe

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   mostly dialog

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