The harmonica is a true story about a boy from Poland who survived life in a concentration camp during the Second World War.
Henryk’s father taught him harmonica at home.
I played the harmonica while my parents danced. In our dream we believed the world to be good.
One day Henryk’s family were arrested by Nazi soldiers. They were separated and Henryk never saw his parents again.
I played for them – with all my heart
The Harmonica is suitable for Key Stage 2 children, with adult supervision. We recommend it is read with a grown up who can explain the experiences of Jewish families in Europe during the Second World War.
The Harmonica is published by Charlesbridge (ISBN 978-1-57091-489-8) and can be ordered through Amazon.com. The fabulous illustrations are by Ron Mazellan.