Detailed Review Summary of Alan and Naomi by Myron LevoyAlan Silverman Haas , already in the dog house with some of his classmates, who think he's a gangly sissy, is desperate to prove himself on the stickball Alan Silverman Haas , already in the dog house with some of his classmates, who think he's a gangly sissy, is desperate to prove himself on the stickball team when his loving parents, Sol and Ruth well played by Michael Gross of TV's "Family Ties" and Amy Aquino , deal their only son a. When Alan, not understanding her tormented background or fully grasping the extent of her present plight, first meets Naomi, he's repulsed by her and resentful of having to spend his afternoons with an unresponsive girl who does nothing but stare. As these sessions continue, however, Alan begins to take a personal interest in his charge and begins working hard to reach her. The breakthrough comes when Alan, a passably good ventriloquist, uses his dummy to communicate with Naomi. She responds through her ragged doll and a friendship blossoms, first between dummy and doll, and eventually between the two youngsters themselves. Initially embarrassed about his involvement with the troubled Naomi, Alan avoids telling the truth to his best friend Shaun Kevin Connolly and, as a result, he almost loses Shaun's friendship forever.
Alan and Naomi Book Summary and Study Guide
Please choose whether or not you want other users to be able to see on your profile that this library is a favorite of yours. Finding libraries that hold this item You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway. WorldCat is the world's largest library catalog, helping you find library materials online. Don't have an account?
The preciousness and fragility of life, healing after war, the destructiveness of bigotry. We watch Naomi--and WWII and the Holocaust--through the eyes of her playmate Alan, a young Jewish boy, pressed by his parents to help pull her out of darkness. Alan, played by Lukas Haas, is a reluctant Samaritan. But as Naomi Vanessa Zaoui emerges from her mental prison--the traumas that keep her huddled on her bed, tearing up strips of paper--Alan changes; he sees, finally, the connections between anti-Semitic taunts on the streets, and the horror that enveloped his broken little friend. But it lacks something, a certain vital spark.
Detailed plot synopsis reviews of Alan and Naomi Alan Silverman worries that he's too different from the other boys. He studies, he's not the bravest boy in the neighborhood. His only friend is Shaun Kelly. So, when his parents ask him to spend time with Naomi Kirshenbaum, he's horrified. Naomi is crazy. She escaped from the Nazis in France. She doesn't talk, she's scared of everything, and she spends all her time tearing pieces of paper to shreds.
When Naomi, a refugee child from Nazi-occupied Paris who acts?
sherlock lupin and me book 2
Related Areas Within Carol Hurst's Children's Literature Web Site
Forgot your password? - Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving….
Grades Find this book: Amazon. Alan has little feeling about the war currently taking place in Europe. His father's despair at Hitler's advance seems slightly unreasonable to him. Alan is more concerned with gaining approval from his gentile schoolmates and, to do this, he is trying to build his physical strength. Then Naomi and her mother move into an apartment in Alan's building. Naomi is deeply disturbed her father was beaten to death by the Nazis as she watched and Alan is asked to make contact with her.