Milkweed, away to a camp as a

Milkweed, written by Newbery Medal victor Jerry Spinelli, is a story that recounts the life of a innocent boy during 1939. The story begins  with the main character being pursued since he stole a bit of bread. During his pursuit, he fell down to the floor and a outcast helped him get up and escape.

Unexpectedly, the city is under attack and they search for cover. The outcast presents himself as Uri. Uri took  him to a barn where multiple orphans are taking shelter. They ask him  whether he is a Jew and he didn’t know how to answer the question.  The orphans was irrataded with him since he didn´t know what a jew was so one of the orphans recomends  that they send him away to a camp as a joke. Later on, as the bombings decrease, the orphans moved to a better safehouse.  The new safehouse that they moved into, was a barbershop in the middle of town. While in the new safehouse, Uri gave him an identity since he didn´t know anything about himself or his origin.

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His new identity is Misha Pilsudski and he is a Russian gypsie. As time passes by, he becomes a close acquaintence with the orphans because he would go to places that is hard to axecesss. In those places, he would steal food and tools that is nesicary.

Through his burglary, Misha meets a Jewish girl named Janina Milgrom. Misha ends up getting to know Janina really well and considers himself to be a part of her family. The Milgroms, as well as other Jews are being compelled to move to the Warsaw Ghetto. Misha ended up moving in with them to the ghetto. During that time, Misha would sneak out of the ghetto and bring the Milgroms food. One day, Misha sees Uri in a decent inn and is cautioned to escape from the ghetto.

He tries to tell his family about the trains and how the ghetto’s tenants are not being migrated and liberated but nobody believed him.  One day  he gets back home from a food run and finds out that has been everybody has been relocated. Enraged that he has not been taken as well. He tries turning himself in multile times and fails.

 As time passes by, Misha moved to a ranch and lives their until the war ends. After the war he  relocates to the United States and is given the name Jack Milgrom. He enevtually gets married but his wife,  Vivian abandons him because of his behavior which comes his past. His dauhter Katherine, ran into  him one day and presents his granddaughter, Wendy.

She said that he can pick her middle name. Jack ends up choosing ¨Poppynoodle¨.


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