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Stones in Water

Roberto, the self-effacing younger son of a Venetian gondolier, and his steadfast friendship with Samuele, soon to be called Enzo to hide his Jewish origins from their Nazi "supervisors." The main...

Latest answer posted April 3, 2007 3:17 am UTC

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The original reasons for circumcision are unknown, but several cultures have practiced genital mutilation of both boys and girls throughout history. For the Jews, they borrowed the custom from...

Latest answer posted January 9, 2009 11:17 am UTC

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The metaphor is one of hope, which is all that the Patriagiani movement has at this stage of the war. Nevertheless, the waters are shallow, meaning that the foundations of Mussolini's Fascist...

Latest answer posted January 3, 2019 8:32 am UTC

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Roberto and Enzo struggle to survive in the work camp. Enzo is being blackmailed into giving a nameless boy who has discovered he is Jewish his food. Roberto shares his food with Enzo, and Enzo...

Latest answer posted June 11, 2007 4:19 pm UTC

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A story involving children that sees them transported from their once-tranquil lives in Venice to the harshness of the Ukraine during the greatest war the world had ever experienced cannot help but...

Latest answer posted September 3, 2014 3:04 pm UTC

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Roberto tells Sergio that he's heading off to a cinema in Mestre to watch a movie. When pressed for further details, he says that "we" will get there by walking. This raises the inevitable question...

Latest answer posted March 18, 2021 1:06 pm UTC

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Stones in Water

Stones in Water is a 1997 young-adult novel by Donna Jo Napoli about a pair of young boys in Venice who are captured by Nazis and sent to a work camp. A good example of the Man vs. Man conflict...

Latest answer posted April 16, 2012 9:24 pm UTC

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This is a story about a friendship between two Italian boys with the backdrop of WWII. One of the boys is Jewish and his friend goes to great lengths to conceal this fact. Both boys are sent to...

Latest answer posted May 19, 2007 11:15 pm UTC

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Stones in Water

Stones in Water is a novel written by Donna Jo Napoli. It takes place in the early 1940s, during World War II, when Nazi rule and soldiers were present in many European countries. It is a story...

Latest answer posted May 26, 2019 7:27 pm UTC

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"Historical fiction" simply refers to books and films that, while involving fake characters and a made-up story, take place during events that actually occurred. Books and films that use that...

Latest answer posted May 8, 2013 7:10 pm UTC

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According to the quickNotes guide, "(t)he picks and stones remind the reader of the rubble... lifted day after tortuous day." Furthermore, "(s)tones will always speak to Roberto of a little girl,...

Latest answer posted July 17, 2007 1:26 am UTC

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Yes, they did. You can find information at the sites below. Germans called them "military internees" (rather than prisoners of war), and forced many to work for them. There were also a number of...

Latest answer posted April 10, 2007 4:08 am UTC

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This is the story of two boys, Roberto and Samuele in Venice, Italy in WWII. Samuele is Jewish and must hide this fact from the German soldiers who take him, Roberto, and other boys and force them...

Latest answer posted July 17, 2007 10:35 am UTC

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It's set in Venice in the early 1940's.

Latest answer posted March 29, 2007 11:07 pm UTC

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First of all, I must say what a curious question. I cannot think of a time I ever came across a question which refers to the "eighth" most important event in a novel.That being said, allow me to...

Latest answer posted January 25, 2012 9:32 am UTC

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