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The Resource Maurice and his dictionary : a true story, written by Cary Fagan ; illustrated by Enzo Lord Mariano

Maurice and his dictionary : a true story, written by Cary Fagan ; illustrated by Enzo Lord Mariano

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Maurice and his dictionary : a true story
Title
Maurice and his dictionary
Title remainder
a true story
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written by Cary Fagan ; illustrated by Enzo Lord Mariano
Title variation
Maurice & his dictionary
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Language
eng
Summary
"On May 10, 1940, the Nazi Army invaded Belgium, setting into motion the refugee story of Cary Fagan's father, Maurice. Maurice was only 12 at the time, and he and his family had no idea they would never again return to Brussels, the city of his birth. Instead, they would travel through France, Spain, and Portugal, running from war. Every time they thought they might be safe, Maurice would try to restart his studies--he was determined to become a lawyer, convinced it was the law could make us all equals. But every time, his schooling was interrupted, and the family would have to escape again. Eventually, they found passage on the Serpa Pinto: the Destiny Ship. They travelled all the way to Jamaica and ended up in a refugee camp, worlds away from anything they knew. But this is a story of resourcefulness and resilience! Determined to get an education, Maurice went around finding teachers among the refugees and with their help--plus his trusty Chambers's English Dictionary--Maurice eventually worked his way into a local boys' school, where he was finally able to sit for his exams and earn his diploma. The story ends with Maurice boarding a plane, heading for the University of Toronto--it's the final leg of a long journey and at last, he thinks, "my new life really was starting." Quebec illustrator Enzo Lord Mariano brings the story to life in graphic novel format--showing us the family's fear and desperation, but also teasing out the moments of lightness and humour, of which there are many, including a scene in which Maurice's father thinks there is a scorpion in his new trousers, only to drop his pants and find a tailor's pin! The book ends with an Author's Note about Cary's father's journey, and how--unlike much of his family who perished in the Holocaust--Maurice ended up graduating from Osgoode Hall Law School. "All his life, he kept his Chambers's Dictionary. It rests here on the desk beside me as I write, a treasured possession." This relatable story about one refugee family's courage and resilience in the face of violence and racism still resonates today."--
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USBBY Outstanding International Books, 2021
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10917783
Cataloging source
NLC
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Fagan, Cary
Dewey number
940.53/18092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • photographs
Index
no index present
LC call number
D804.196.F34
LC item number
F34 2020
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 4
  • 8
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1996-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Enzo
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fagan, Maurice
  • Holocaust survivors
  • Holocaust survivors
  • Holocaust survivors
  • Holocaust survivors
  • Lawyers
  • Lawyers
  • Holocaust survivors
  • Lawyers
  • Biographical comics
  • Graphic novels
  • Biography
  • Comic books, strips, etc
Target audience
juvenile
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a true story
Label
Maurice and his dictionary : a true story, written by Cary Fagan ; illustrated by Enzo Lord Mariano
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
29 x 24 cm
Extent
53 pages
Isbn
9781771473231
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color chiefly illustrations, map, and photographs
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1128816758
  • (OCoLC)on1128816758
  • 679952
Label
Maurice and his dictionary : a true story, written by Cary Fagan ; illustrated by Enzo Lord Mariano
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
29 x 24 cm
Extent
53 pages
Isbn
9781771473231
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color chiefly illustrations, map, and photographs
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1128816758
  • (OCoLC)on1128816758
  • 679952

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