Thorndike Press

The Devil's Arithmetic

  • Jane Yolen
  • Offered By: Thorndike Striving Reader
  • ISBN-10: 1432860593
  • ISBN-13: 9781432860592
  • DDC: Fic
  • Shipping Weight: .90 lbs ( .41 kgs)
  • 228 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released December 2018



A National Jewish Book Award Winner

Hannah dreads going to her family's Passover Seder — she's tired of hearing her relatives talk about the past. But when she opens the front door to symbolically welcome the prophet Elijah, she's transported to a Polish village in the year 1942. Why is she there, and who is this "Chaya" that everyone seems to think she is? Just as she begins to unravel the mystery, Nazi soldiers come to take everyone in the village away. And only Hannah knows the unspeakable horrors that await.

Grades 5-9 | Ages 10-15


Customer Reviews

[Yolen] adds much to understanding the effects of the Holocaust, which will reverberate throughout history, today and tomorrow.

— School Library Journal (starred)

A triumphantly moving book.

— Kirkus Reviews (starred)