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Summary

A Morris Award Finalist.

Longlisted for the National Book Award.

For fans of The Book Thief and The Boy in the Striped Pajamas comes a lushly illustrated novel about a teen Holocaust survivor who must come to terms with who she is and how to rebuild her life.

"A tour de force. This powerful story of love, loss, and survival is not to be missed." (Kristin Hannah, number-one New York Times best-selling author of The Nightingale)

After losing her family and everything she knew in the Nazi concentration camps, Gerta is finally liberated, only to find herself completely alone. Without her papa, her music, or even her true identity, she must move past the task of surviving and on to living her life. In the displaced persons camp where she is staying, Gerta meets Lev, a fellow teen survivor who she just might be falling for, despite her feelings for someone else. With a newfound Jewish identity she never knew she had, and a return to the life of music she thought she lost forever, Gerta must choose how to build a new future.

"What the Night Sings is a book from the heart, of the heart, and to the heart. Vesper Stamper's Gerta will stay with you long after you turn the last page. Her story is one of hope and redemption and life--a blessing to the world." (Deborah Heiligman, award-winning author of Charles and Emma and Vincent and Theo

A Wall Street Journal best children's book of 2018. A Kirkus Reviews best book of 2018.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2018 Vesper Stamper (P)2018 Listening Library

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Beautifully written masterfully narrated

This story was written with poignant and crisp clarity, so beautifully starting with hope carried through the horrors towards its well crafted wrap up. The narration was perfectly executed and the music so beautifully woven. All deserving of a five star rating. Thank you so much

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Beautiful

Beautifully woven words that create the tapestry of a hard but lovely story. The narrator wonderfully conveyed the depth of joy, pain, disappointment and hope.

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  • 10-03-19

Loveliness in suffering

This was a fascinating book. Audio helps because it plays some of the music pieces referred to in the book. Every chapter had a phrase or two that was simply beautiful. I recommend for 15 and older.

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  • 21-10-18

When The Night Sings

I loved this book! It was so moving to read! I liked the large text of the book and the pictures!