MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A Bag of Marbles: The Graphic Novel from Graphic Universe™, a division of Lerner Publishing Group, tells a harrowing but inspiring true story of survival during World War II. Based on the memoir by Joseph Joffo, this graphic novel adaptation introduces young readers to two French brothers, Maurice and Joseph, whose childhood is abruptly cut short.
One afternoon in 1941, the boys’ lives are changed forever. With the German occupation of Paris threatening their family's safety, the boys' parents decide Maurice and Joseph must disguise themselves and flee to the free zone.
Surviving the long journey will take every scrap of ingenuity and courage they can muster. If they hope to elude the Nazis, they must never admit to being Jewish. Along the way they adapt to the unfamiliar world beyond their city—and find a way to be true to themselves even as they conceal their identities.
Tense and sometimes frightening, but infused with the warmth, A Bag of Marbles vividly depicts two boys’ coming of age in a dangerous world.
About the Author
Joseph Joffo is the author of several books, but he is best known for his memoir A Bag of Marbles. It has been translated into eighteen languages and adapted to film.
About the Adaptor
Kris is a lover of history. He lives in Great Britain.
About the Illustrator
Vincent Bailly studied at the School of Decorative Arts in Strasbourg. He now teaches illustration and comics at the National School of Applied Arts and Image in France.
About the Translator
Edward Gauvin is a consulting editor at Words Without Borders. His previous translations include A Game for Swallows, a 2013 Batchelder Honor book.
About the Publisher
Graphic Universe™, a division of Lerner Publishing Group, creates high-interest fiction and nonfiction titles through supreme graphic novel artwork and story lines created by experienced artists of this genre.
128 Pages ● 7 3/4 x 10 1/4
eBook also available
To Purchase: Visit your local bookstore, order by phone at 800-328-4929, or visit www.lernerbooks.com.