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Black Radishes

By: Susan Lynn Meyer

Holocaust

When the Germans arrive in France, Gustave and his family flee to the countryside, leaving his best friends, Marcel and Jean Paul, back in Nazi-occupied Paris. Can Gustave help his friends? And will the Eagles win the Boy Scout trophy without him?

Ages: 10+

240 pages

Penguin Random House

Average Rating: (69 Ratings)

AWESOME GREAT SUPER DUPER BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!
Submitted 12/2/2018 by OzMan

I loved this book!

I learned more about Jewish history from this book.

THIS BOOK IS AWESOME AND GREAT. This book should be inducted into the book HALL OF FAME (if there is such a thing). This book is good even for adults!

Amazing!
Submitted 9/5/2018 by chipmunk12

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about being Jewish.

This book was amazing and I would definitely recommend this. It's one of my favorites!

Submitted 8/7/2018 by jewricans

Great Choice!!!!!!!
Submitted 6/3/2018 by mikethegreat

One of the best books I've ever read! Phenomenal!

You must read this book!
Submitted 3/3/2018 by mzaref

I would read more books by this author.

I learned more about Jewish history from this book.

Black Radishes is a must read for all of us. I love how Susan Lynn Meyer wrote the book in a way that would make me not want to put it down. If you enjoy reading books about Jewish history, you should you read this book!

This book was really really good
Submitted 12/1/2017 by kosha

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

This book is a really good book about ho important our families are. If you like Historical Fiction this book is for you! Also if you have never read Historical Fiction books or are not interested you should read this book because I wasn't into Historical Fiction and after I read this book I liked Historical Fiction books even more.

SEQUEL!!
Submitted 11/4/2017 by firestar

This book is SO COOL!! It is so good to learn the adventures of a young boy surviving the Holocaust. one of the 4 November books is a sequel to Black Radishes. READ THIS BOOK TODAY!!!!

The best book in the Universe!!!!!!!
Submitted 10/16/2017 by Soleil1

Thumbs up!

I learned more about Jewish history from this book.

Everyone just has to read this book!!!!! I COULD NOT take my eyes off this amazing unpredictable book!!!! MUST READ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!????? DEFIANTLY!!!!

Great Book
Submitted 8/8/2017 by Peanutbutter

I liked this book.

I learned more about Jewish history from this book.

It is better to read when you are 10 or 11 because it is about the holocaust. The main character has great courage and determination to get to America.

BEST. BOOK. EVER
Submitted 8/6/2017 by spongebobcool

Thumbs up!

I learned more about Jewish history from this book.

This book was amazing and I loved so much that I did a report on it.

This book was really exciting
Submitted 6/8/2017 by rockets

Thumbs up!

I learned more about Jewish history from this book.

I couldn't put this book down! It was so exciting.
The book was about a topic that can be scary, but it was age appropriate.

You should definitely read this book!
Submitted 6/8/2017 by sluger

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

this book is about a boy who got separated from his friends in a war with the Nazis

Excellent!!!!
Submitted 6/8/2017 by sports2

Thumbs up!

I learned more about Jewish history from this book.

This book was great! It gave a lot detail and tells you a lot about Jewish history.

I LOVED THIS SUPER AWESOME BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Submitted 6/8/2017 by legomaster21

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

In this book, Gustave has to flee his beloved home in the city of Paris and leave behind his best friend, Marcel, and his first cousin, Jean-Paul along with their families to the countryside. Then suddenly, Paris is taken over by the Nazis. I don't want to spoil the rest, because it's a really good book. YOU MUST READ THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Fantastic
Submitted 6/4/2017 by Naimad

Thumbs up!

This book taught me more about jewish history and our heritage.

Amazing!
Submitted 5/10/2017 by Earhart07

I would read more books by this author.

This book made me think more about being Jewish.

I loved this book! It made me feel like I am the luckiest Jewish girl ever. This book was deep. It was not a fairytale but it still has a semi sweet ending.

so cool
Submitted 5/5/2017 by moniur2312

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

I loved this book. I liked that it had a lot of suspense in it. It talks about the life of a Jew and his experience in trying to survive.

Black Radishes
Submitted 5/5/2017 by SteelersScout

I would read more books by this author.

I learned more about Jewish history from this book.

I like this because I felt a lot of emotion. You could tell when the main family was upset, confused, happy, or scared.

Don't look at the back cover.
Submitted 5/4/2017 by eldest1

I liked this book.

The back give basically the whole story away! Don't read the back before you read the book.

creative and good story
Submitted 5/3/2017 by 467582

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about being Jewish.

it was a really cool and creative story. it was really intense but also not crazy.

great book
Submitted 5/1/2017 by MaineNatureGirl

Submitted 5/1/2017 by rivkahlovesbooks

cool i read it all ready

GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Submitted 4/25/2017 by HadasahV

Thumbs up!

good! you must pick this book!!!!!!!!

Submitted 4/9/2017 by sivanat

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

OMG! WOW!
Submitted 4/5/2017 by fashionwizard

I loved this book!

I learned more about Jewish history from this book.

Amazing! It really makes you think about what it would be like to be in their shoes.

great book love it!
Submitted 4/5/2017 by pjandme

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about being Jewish.

what Gustave did was very risky. I liked this book a lot. I could not stop reading, I got so curious
If you read this book you will not regret it !!!!!!!!!!

sooooo good!
Submitted 4/4/2017 by soccergirlava

I loved this book!

this book was probably my favorite book that I have gotten from pjourway. I reread it at least once a day

Best book ever
Submitted 4/3/2017 by ykcupcake

I would read more books by this author.

If you want to learn about the holocust this is the right book for you!

Wonderful Read!
Submitted 4/2/2017 by happyturtle0303

I loved this book! It was interesting, exciting, and mesmerizing at the same time. Not only did the characters show acts of extreme bravery, but they also made you think about what people had to go through just to be Jewish. It really shows how much we take being Jewish for granted. I hope you decide to fascinate yourself with this 5 star read!

Fast Paced
Submitted 4/2/2017 by howardk

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about being Jewish.

I loved the book. It was very informational. I wish there was a sequel because I really enjoyed this book. I want to find out what happened to the kids in the book after the story ended.

ONE OF MY FAVORITES!!!!!
Submitted 4/1/2017 by sisipjlibrary

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

this book was a book for me that you couldn't put down--- something was always happening. BUT this book had something that i didn't like:at the end but, i think this book was very educational and i think it is important to know what the people of your religion faced and had to deal with in those times.

Great book, a MUST READ
Submitted 3/15/2017 by soxfan719

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about being Jewish.

Everyone and anyone should read this book

Amazing
Submitted 3/8/2017 by Delman

I loved this book!

I learned more about Jewish history from this book.

book was meaningful and I love this book.

soooooooooooo good!!!!!
Submitted 3/8/2017 by rivkahlovesbooks

I loved this book!

I learned more about Jewish history from this book.

its good guys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Awesome Read!!
Submitted 3/8/2017 by firestar

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about friendship.

This book was AWESOME!!!! My grandpa was a Holocaust survivor, and I got a lot more understanding of how the Jews escaped. I liked the part when Gustave got Monkey back. I don't know about what happened to Marcel, but if there's a sequel, then I'm going to read it, first thing!

Black Radishes
Submitted 3/6/2017 by duckie100

This book was just OK

This book taught me more about Jewish holidays, rituals, and even food.

I liked Black Radishes, but I expected more. It was exciting in some parts but not all of it was good. Susan Lynn Meyer should have put more detail into those parts.

Submitted 3/6/2017 by Sephardic1

This book was just OK

This book made me think more about friendship.

This book is great!
Submitted 3/5/2017 by adwgirl

I loved this book!

I learned more about Jewish history from this book.

This book was so good that I couldn't put it down. Although, I think it could have had more detail.

Awesome
Submitted 3/5/2017 by cnote

I loved this book!

I learned more about Jewish history from this book.

The book was good because it told me what it was like to live as a young boy in France during WWII. He was Jewish and he had to face German Nazi soldiers. At first he was scared of what was happening, especially when he found out he had to leave France. In the end, he was sad that his cousin Marcel was left behind in one of the prison camps, but was grateful he was able to escape to America to be with family and have freedom.

Submitted 3/5/2017 by bluehedgehog1014

I liked this book.

This book made me think more about being Jewish.

This book was a great story. I agree that the back of the book is a big spoiler, and if I had know it gave the book away I would not have read the back. I would definitely recommend this book to someone else.

interesting
Submitted 3/5/2017 by lobsterman

I liked this book.

This book made me think more about being Jewish.

what a interesting life

Don't read the back cover-- spoilers!
Submitted 3/2/2017 by ejssews

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about being Jewish.

Terrific book, but the back cover gives away the plot-- much of which you won't read until you are 3/4th of the way through the book! It's a shame that it gives so much away. Despite the spoiler on the back, the book was very interesting and gave the perspective of young Jewish children in France during the War. It also made us think about what it means to be a refugee-- an important perspective today as much as ever.

I love this book
Submitted 3/2/2017 by wonderwoman102

This book is about Gustave Becker a Jewish boy living in Paris France, when the Nazis invade France his family flees

A MUST READ!!!:-):-)
Submitted 3/1/2017 by OzMan

I loved this book!

This book is a must read!!!!!!!! If I were you I would pick this book, this book changed my LIFE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Pretty good
Submitted 3/1/2017 by eldest1

I liked this book. I just found out there's a sequel and I would like to read it. This book was kind of boring at first until about halfway through but I liked it in the end.

It was really good!
Submitted 3/1/2017 by Arimoffic

Very good book
Submitted 2/8/2017 by goldenfalcon

Thumbs up!

I loved this book very good if you want to learn about history.I recommend this book for people all ages.

Submitted 2/8/2017 by Metsox34

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about being Jewish.

Black Radishes
Submitted 2/7/2017 by jfreydlin

Thumbs up!

I think this book was awesome and amazing! I would totally would read more books by this author if i knew what they. If you have never read this book you really really should.

GREAT BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!
Submitted 2/6/2017 by harrypotter11

I would read more books by this author.

This book made me think more about being Jewish.

IT WAS A GREAT BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! READ THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A Jewish boy in a German filled world.
Submitted 2/6/2017 by derpycooki

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about being Jewish.

Pretty good! It inspires you to overcome your fear (if you have one :3) of being treated less than you deserve to be. Stand up to bullies!

Really Exciting!!!!
Submitted 2/5/2017 by wizardmaster

I liked this book.

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

I thought Black Radishes was a great book! It showed me the importance of caring for your family and friends. There were lots of twists throughout.

A book you'll want to read: Black Radishes
Submitted 2/5/2017 by Catlovers

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

All of the books I get here are amazing. The only thing better is to be ale to read more / all of the (READ THIS) books !!!!!!

good book but sad.
Submitted 2/4/2017 by baseball06

Confusing but I loved it
Submitted 2/4/2017 by hmayal

Thumbs up!

It taught me that people (even Nazis) can be bribed

Submitted 2/4/2017 by moniur2312

I liked this book.

This book made me think more about being Jewish.

this book I highly recommend it

Awwwwesome book
Submitted 2/2/2017 by YaelB

I loved this book!

I learned more about Jewish history from this book.

Great book really liked it. Great way to think about the holocaust. You should really read it.

A Good Book!!!
Submitted 2/2/2017 by loveducks

I like all of the excitement and suspense!

BLACK RADISHES
Submitted 2/2/2017 by djcool

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

It made think of how important family is, because Gustave had to help some of his family when things were difficult.

Submitted 2/1/2017 by cavsfan1

I loved this book!

Try to get out!
Submitted 2/1/2017 by carguy

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about being Jewish.

This book was really good! in the book you are Gustave, a boy who got out of Paris and escapes just below the demarcation line.

Great book
Submitted 2/1/2017 by Etickswimm242

I would read more books by this author.

This book made me think more about friendship.

This was a great book filled with adventure!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A great book!
Submitted 1/2/2017 by SportsRule

I loved this book!

I learned more about Jewish history from this book.

This book taught me more about the Holocaust. Gustave must go through many hardships being a Jew from France. The book has some very scary parts, though, and Susan Lynn Meyer goes deeply into the details of war. If you like this book, read the sequel, Skating With The Statue of Liberty. This book is about Gustave once he makes it to the United States of America. A must-read!!

Submitted 12/6/2016 by Scratch

Sounds good................
Submitted 12/5/2016 by HadasahV

Thumbs up!

Sounds like a good one......................
I love books about the Holocaust!
It teaches me about Jewish history!

The one star is only because I haven't read it yet.
Submitted 12/2/2016 by girlartist

I haven't read this book yet, but only because I haven't received it yet. (The one star review is only because I haven't read it yet, and I can't give no stars.)

Submitted 12/1/2016 by ReadingGirl12

Susan Lynn Meyer Rocks!
Submitted 12/1/2016 by MusicLover360

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about being Jewish.

This summer, Susan Lynn Meyer came to my camp and read us an excerpt from this book! It was incredible! A must read! I recommend it for kids ages 10-13

Good book!
Submitted 12/1/2016 by Design Team

Like action? You will like this book!! I don't think I could have done what Gustave did, but maybe I could if it was for my friends or family. You won't be sorry if you read this book!
by Jacob, age 10, Connecticut

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Susan Lynn Meyer

Author of Black Radishes

“I was always fascinated, as a child, by the glimpses my father's stories gave me of what then seemed a faraway culture and time." – Susan Lynn Meyer

Susan Lynn Meyer grew up in Baltimore and loved reading. She also loved climbing trees, swimming, gymnastics and hearing her father tell stories about his French childhood.
 
One thing she hated as a kid and STILL doesn’t like are lima beans!
 
Susan loves cats too! Susan’s cat, Molly, makes an appearance in her second novel, Skating with the Statue of Liberty, the sequel to Black Radishes. Here’s a question she’d like you to think about: 
“What funny thing does your pet do? Would you like to write a story where your pet appears? And if you don’t have a pet, remember – this is fiction! You can invent one!”
 

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