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by Lisa Goldstein

On the eve of World War II, a young, red-haired magician who calls himself Vörös arrives in a small Hungarian village, prophesying death and destruction. The only one to believe him is thirteen-year-old Kicsi. She tries to help him warn the villagers, but the local rabbi, who also possesses magical powers, frustrates their attempts. Then the Nazis come, and everyone in the village, including Kicsi and her family, are sent to concentration camps. Can the power of Vörös, the Red Magician, help them survive?

The Red Magician is a notable work of Holocaust literature, as well as a marvelously entertaining fantasy that is wise and transcendent.

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ISBN: 076535912X
ISBN13: 978-0765359124
Category: Children
Subcategory: Literature & Fiction
Author: Lisa Goldstein
Language: English
Publisher: Starscape (April 1, 2008)
ePUB size: 1948 kb
FB2 size: 1295 kb
Rating: 4.1
Votes: 243
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To be honest, I was expecting more from a book advertised as winning a National Book Award. The premise was interesting but the character interaction and development really did not pan out.
The story starts out with a young Jewish girl named Kicsi. She lives in a small town that borders Hungary, Czechoslovakia, and Russia. Everything seems predictable and safe in her life, when suddenly her father has a disagreement with the Rabbi. An unusual event in her life. Next, her father meets a stranger at the Synagogue, a tall young man with red hair named Voros. I don't want to give away the whole story, but I was just mesmerized by this book. The story was so compelling, it just seemed to pull me in. It was a blend of magical and mystical against the background of the Holocaust. Some very interesting twists and turns in this book. I wasn't really sure of what would happen. A wonderful read.
I didn't know where the story was going and that was okay.I was enjoying the plot. A little bit of illusion and magic keep pot it from being a very depressing read. I have read a lot odds Holocaust books and the horrendous things that room place ate often hard to comprehend. The stories are forever burned into my memory. I'm not trying to say this book make a mockery of that time, far from it; instead it shows a different time, a different reality where even magic isn't strong enough to overcome all the evils of men
I read this in junior school and loved it. It deals with tough subject matter while successfully inserting fantasy. I recently bought it for my nine year old daughter who's struggling to understand what's happening in Syria (like we all are). Learning about the Holocaust brings some historical context to the crisis.
A beautiful heart wrenching story of a young girl growing up during WW2, interspersed with a little bit of magic.
I liked the way the author built suspense reading how Kischi (sic) grew from an naive little girl (admittedly, complex) and see another story grow around the emergence of a history we try to make sense out of over and over again-this time by a girl touched by magic.
I should not have been: but, I was surprised. It was not until the villagers were taken that I realized what the book was about. Then I could not put it down.
It was an engaging and engrossing story, but I also feel like I learned so much about Jewish culture in reading this novel.