The Dollmaker of Krakow

The Dollmaker of Krakow In the land of dolls there is magic In the land of humans there is war Everywhere there is pain But together there is hope Karolina is a living doll whose king and queen have been overthrown But whe

  • Title: The Dollmaker of Krakow
  • Author: R.M. Romero
  • ISBN: 9781524715397
  • Page: 258
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In the land of dolls, there is magic.In the land of humans, there is war.Everywhere there is pain.But together there is hope.Karolina is a living doll whose king and queen have been overthrown But when a strange wind spirits her away from the Land of the Dolls, she finds herself in Krakow, Poland, in the company of the Dollmaker, a man with an unusual power and a marked pIn the land of dolls, there is magic.In the land of humans, there is war.Everywhere there is pain.But together there is hope.Karolina is a living doll whose king and queen have been overthrown But when a strange wind spirits her away from the Land of the Dolls, she finds herself in Krakow, Poland, in the company of the Dollmaker, a man with an unusual power and a marked past The Dollmaker has learned to keep to himself, but Karolina s courageous and compassionate manner lead him to smile and to even befriend a violin playing father and his daughter that is, once the Dollmaker gets over the shock of realizing a doll is speaking to him But their newfound happiness is dashed when Nazi soldiers descend upon Poland Karolina and the Dollmaker quickly realize that their Jewish friends are in grave danger, and they are determined to help save them, no matter what the risks.

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    1. Actual rating 4.6⭐️Story ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Karolina is a doll that lived in the land of dolls, before waking up in krakow in the shop of a dollmaker. It’s 1940 and the nazis march into Poland and from there on Jews are being treated differently. It’s a great story for everyone above 8-10 years, that shows them what it was like under the nazi regime. With the little magic in it, it makes the story so much more appealing. Characters ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️All of the characters [...]

    2. 3 1/2 stars.What a heartfelt historical fantasy novel.Perfect for young readers reluctant of historical fiction, this beautiful and devastating story incorporates delightful magical elements. Karolina is a doll who lives in the Land of the Dolls, until she wakes up in a doll maker’s shop. She is there because the doll maker needs her help to break out of his shell and connect to living people, not just dolls.Meanwhile, World War II begins and shatters lives… getting closer and closer and dar [...]

    3. “FOR THE CHILDREN WHO DIED IN THE HOLOCAUST”- Dedication by R.M. RomeroBooks are an affair of the heart, and this one hit the arrow straight into its target.In two different worlds a war has broken out. One world is the Land of the Dolls, and the other being our world during WWII. Karolina is a doll, a seamstress in her kingdom, where dolls like her go after they have been abandoned by their human owners or are not wanted anymore. “When their wood and cloth and porcelain could sustain thei [...]

    4. When I went into this story, I knew it would be sad, given the contents, but I never thought that it would be so beautiful, or so haunting. I never could have expected it to nestle itself so deeply in my heart. This story devastated me in the best way, and I will cherish it forever.“Magic is an odd thing,” he said. “It never takes the form you expect.”All Karolina wants is to save the land of dolls from the evil rat invaders, but when she comes to life in our world, she’s surprised to [...]

    5. The Dollmaker of Krakow is a beautiful story that parallels a country called The Land of Dolls with 1940’s Kraków, Poland. Karolina was living in the world where dolls come to rest after their doll bodies perish here on Earth. In that world, she was a seamstress who would sew wishes into each article of clothing that she made for her doll customers. At the start of the story she is not in that world for very long before she awakens to find herself in the home of the Dollmaker.I thoroughly enj [...]

    6. This just popped on my feed and immediately caught my attention. Poland. WWII. Dolls. - give me!!!

    7. Originally posted on A Frolic Through Fiction*Thank you to the publisher for sending me a copy of this book. This in no way affects my opinion.A fairytale in a bleak world, The Dollmaker of Krakow is a whimsical story set with a tragic background.Following Karolina, a living doll lost in the world of war-torn Poland, this middle-grade/children’s novel seems to me the perfect way to set a book during the war without it being *too* hard-hitting. Don’t get me wrong, the dark, bleak world is ver [...]

    8. "You can destroy a personbut destroying their story is far more difficult. No one is ever really lost as long as their story still exists."

    9. 3,75/5Ha sido un libro con una historia muy bonita y dura. Una mezcla entre cuento y realidad.Pronto, reseña.

    10. Anytime you pick up a book that is set during WWII you must be prepared for a sad or at the very least a bittersweet ending; even when it's a middle-grade book. The Setting & CharactersThe Dollmaker of Krakow is set in German occupied Poland. As a survivor of WWI whose missing a leg, the Dollmaker is a quiet, downtrodden older man. To me he felt like the kind of old man that you just want to hug and listen to all day long. I adore him. As this is a middle grade (ages 9-11) book it conveys th [...]

    11. 4.5"This world was marching into the dark, and Karolina was being pulled along with it. And in the dark, she knew that she would know loss in whatever terrible form it took."The Dollmaker of Krakow by R.M. Romero is a story set during World War II in Krakow, Poland. When a lonely Dollmaker breathes life into a doll named Karolina, their lives are forever changed. The two form a fast friendship with a Jewish father and daughter, Jozef and Rena, and the happiness they share begins to eclipse the D [...]

    12. The Dollmaker of Krakow is a very, very special book. Set in Poland during World War II, it follows Karolina, a doll whose homeland has been invaded by evil rats. She is sent into the world of humans by a magic wind and finds herself in the home of a talented dollmaker, Cyryl, who is sad and lonely and has never really recovered from his experience during World War I. With her help, he becomes friends with a wonderful Jewish father, Jozef, and his little girl, Rena. As you can imagine, the book [...]

    13. Esperava muito mais até porque é um dos temas que mais gosto de ler. A história em si podia dar muito mais do que deu, na minha opinião, porque tinha tudo para ser uma daquelas histórias que marcam as pessoas. Acabei por achar que teve um pouco a mais de fantasia.

    14. “No one is ever really lost as long as their story still exists.”This book was so beautiful! Definitely one of my favorites this year! I’m always interested in reading about the holocaust, but wow this one was special. Karolina is a doll who lives in The Land of the Dolls, but one day her home is invaded by rats and she is forced to move on. A strange wind sends her to Krakow, Poland where she meets the Dollmaker who soon finds out he has a magical gift; he can bring toys to life. Again, t [...]

    15. Dit was een heel, heel bijzonder boek dat me echt aangreep, mijn hart verwarmde maar me ook bijna liet huilen. Een verhaal over haat en pijn, maar vooral over hoop. ❤️

    16. "The more people tell the story, the more alive it becomes."The Dollmaker of Kraków by R.M. Romero is a poignant and meaningful tale about the horrors of WWII. I was really looking forward to reading this book and I absolutely loved it! It's an exquisite story, which I hope will be able to reach to many readers. Karolina is a living doll, staying in the Land of the Dolls - a place where all toys are moved when their owners forget about them. Her country is under attack of evil rats and one day [...]

    17. Books that evoke strong emotions are among my favourites and The Dollmaker of Krakow certainly fits the bill. The book alternates between Poland in the 1940s and the Land of the Dolls where a similar yet different war is taking place.Romero writes a beautiful tale of friendship between a doll and the dollmaker, as well as the relationship they have with Jozef and Rena, a father and daughter whose lives change drastically after Nazi soldiers descend upon Poland.The book starts off slowly and may [...]

    18. Een heel bijzonder verhaal! Wel minder ontroerend dan ik verwachtte, maar wel intens.Binnenkort recensie op myperfectbooklife

    19. 4 of 5 sterren, ben er nog niet over uit. Ik moet emotioneel even bijkomen voordat ik die beslissing kan maken, want mijn hemel: tranen met tuiten.

    20. So glad I did not read this in public. Could not stop crying towards the ending and this was honestly the best MG novel that I've ever read.

    21. As an adult reader, I found the book rewarding. I could draw parallels between the way dolls were viewed by invaders in the Land of the Dolls, and the treatment of androids on the first season of the science fiction television series Humans which is also similar to the stigmatization of Jews and other minorities as sub-human by some members of dominant groups throughout history.Another aspect of this book that fascinated me was the Eastern European folklore. R. M. Romero dropped figures from loc [...]

    22. My heart is utterly and completely destroyed. Amazing, beautiful and horrifying book. I won't be forgetting this tale anytime soon. Review to come

    23. Който е бил някога в Краков непременно е останал запленен от красотата и атмосферата на града. Който е крачил по улиците и площадите му, който се е разхождал по мостовете над Висла и е надничал през витрините на дюкянчетата и магазините, който е посещавал Вавела, катедралит [...]

    24. After I finished reading "The Dollmaker of Krakow" all I wanted to do was sit in silence for a while. I didn't have words to express what the experience of reading this novel was like - I don't know when I last felt such a strong emotional reaction to a novel.In an effort to describe this book succinctly, I would say that it is a historical novel with a fairy tale heart. And, rather than weakening either of these forms in the combination, the result strengthens the effect of both and creates som [...]

    25. So this is the third book in my life that has made me cry. It's heartbreaking and despite being a middle grade book, does absolute justice on the topic of the WWII invasion of Poland and Auschwitz. This book went there! YA books don't even tend to go there. it's not a fairytale ending. It beautifully balances being horrifying (to scare a middle grade audience) while also emphasizing the true acts that took place in this time and place.The magic element made it bareable to read and really emphasi [...]

    26. Reminiscent of E.T.A. Hoffmann and Hans Christian Andersen, The Dollmaker of Krakow depicts the horrors of the holocaust through the eyes of a doll, Karolina. But Karolina is no ordinary doll. Her own doll world has been ravaged by rats, and when she escapes with a toy soldier named Fritz, a wind ferries them to our world and into the hands of two human magicians.Karolina's magician is the dollmaker of krakow, a kind-hearted and shy war veteran who makes toys. With Karolina's help, he breaks out [...]

    27. Copy provided by the publisherKarolina is a doll that was made by WWI vet Cyryl Brzezick, whose family was German. She was modeled on a doll owned by the Dollmaker's mother, and he starts taking her around Krakow when he does his shopping. When he delivers a dollhouse to the Trzmiel family for daughter Rena's birthday, Karolina mistakenly lets the family know she is a sentient doll. Jozef, the father, is a musician who is not bothered by this, and soon the Dollmaker is spending a lot of time wit [...]

    28. This book is going to win a lot of awards, and rightfully so. The story of Karolina, a living doll who leaves the Land of the Dolls after a vicious war with the rats, and is reborn in the toy shop of a kindly toy maker, this is a heartbreaking and wise retelling of the expulsion and murder of the Jews in Krakow. It is brilliant in its storytelling, and helps its readers understand both cruelty and the power of love. Romero's writing is vivid and as magical as Karolina and I predict this will bec [...]

    29. Определенно не "Книжный Вор", на мой вкус автор делала две гигантские промашки - добавила чересчур много волшебства, из-за чего история не кажется такой реальной, а второе - финал. Если начинаешь задумываться, автор очень не справедливо обошлась с одним героем и подарила быс [...]

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