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A Warning of Winter

Story Stats

Rating: 4
Grade Level: 4, 5, Adult
Page count: 5
Categories: Family, Holocaust, Jewish


Jean Taylor

Appeared in

Cricket Magazine Vol 24, Num 4, Dec 1996

Story Summary

In Warsaw, during the pogroms, an old Jewish widow gives young Stefan her husbands boots in exchange for Stefan's helpfulness. She tells Stefan that her husband was a man of honor and they should always be a reminder to Stefan to be the same. In the end they go to the grave with Stefan's little brother who died wearing them.