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Born in Hungary, Eva Wiseman came to Canada with her family when she was a girl.

Born in Hungary, Eva Wiseman came to Canada with her family when she was a girl. She began writing at a young age, and her first young adult novel, A Place Not Home, was a finalist for numerous literary awards across North America and was selected for the New York Public Library’s annual Best Books for the Teen Age list. Her second novel, My Canary Yellow Star, was also shortlisted for several awards, won the McNally Robinson Books for Young People Award, and was selected for the New York Public Library’s annual Best Books for the Teen Age list.

Once again, Eva Wiseman illuminates a heartbreaking episode in history for young readers. A heartbreaking episode in history, explained through the story of a young servant girl in the late 1800s. A young servant girl named Esther disappears from a small Hungarian village. Several Jewish men from the village of Tisza Eszvar face the ‘blood libel’ - the centuries-old calumny that Jews murder Christian children for their blood. A fourteen-year-old Jewish boy named Morris Scharf becomes the star witness of corrupt authorities who coerce him into testifying against.

ISBN 10: 1770492968 ISBN 13: 9781770492967. Publisher: Tundra Books, 2012.

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A heartbreaking episode in history, explained through the story of a young servant girl in the late 1800s.

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A heartbreaking episode in history, explained through the story of a young servant girl in the late 1800s.The year is 1882. A young servant girl named Esther disappears from a small Hungarian village. Several Jewish men from the village of Tisza Eszvar face the ‘blood libel’ — the centuries-old calumny that Jews murder Christian children for their blood. A fourteen-year-old Jewish boy named Morris Scharf becomes the star witness of corrupt authorities who coerce him into testifying against his fellow Jews, including his own father, at the trial. This powerful fictionalized account of one of the last blood libel trial in Europe is told through the eyes of Julie, a friend of the murdered Esther, and a servant at the jail where Morris is imprisoned. Julie is no stranger to suffering herself. An abused child, when her mother dies her alcoholic father separates her from her beloved baby sister. Julie and Morris, bound by the tragedy of the times, become unlikely allies. Although Puppet is a novel, it is based upon a real court case that took place in Hungary in 1883. In Hungary today, the name Morris Scharf has become synonymous with “traitor.”Once again, Eva Wiseman illuminates a heartbreaking episode in history for young readers.

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DEAD-SHOT
Reason for Reading: Many reasons: this is set within my preferred historical era, I enjoy Jewish history, I enjoy 19th century court/trial cases and finally I've read and enjoyed this author before.

Throughout time immemorial until the not so distant past, parents have kept children under control with stories of monsters, evils or persons who enjoy kidnapping and eating children. When I was young the remnant of this survived in the story of the "Bogeyman". This is a sad and horrific story where that fabled evil turned onto a real group of people in a small town in Hungary when a scapegoat was wanted and the villagers turned with a vengeance a mass racism towards the Jews to explain the disappearance of a local Christian girl.

A riveting, spellbinding story based on a true case. One can hardly believe that such mass hysteria can turn once seemingly placid people into violent racists. The author has extensively made use of the actual trial records giving authenticity to the dialogue found within the book. While no one is innocent of bigotry in this story, we see how an initially small group of instigators easily rile up the masses and the methods they use to fuel the fire until it reaches epic proportions and everyone is beyond seeing reason. Examining this type of case can help one see how modern atrocities reach the frenzy they sometimes do.

A brilliant story, with a fantastic main character in the fictional Julie who though she sometimes has doubts, does see beyond the facade and triumphs even against great harm to herself. A page-turning book, as one keeps muttering to oneself how people could actually behave in this deplorable way (and still do) and yet the rays of hope shine through in Julie and a few other characters. A unique look at historical Jewish persecution, that is not about the Holocaust. Recommended.
Rocksmith
I got this book free from LibraryThing Early Reviewers.

An excellent Jewish historical fiction, centered around a "blood libel" trial which occurred in Hungary in the 1880s. A local village girl, Esther, disappeared and the Jewish community was accused of killing her to use her blood for matzoh. One teenage Jewish boy, Morris Scharf (actually Moric; most of the names in the novel have been Anglicized), was suborned into falsely testifying against everyone else, including his own father.

The story is told from the point of view of a poor gentile girl named Julie, a friend of both Morris and the missing girl. As the housekeeper at the jail where all the accused Jewish people are locked up, she witnesses a great deal, and goes on to testify at the trial.

This book was very well done, especially in its characterization. Morris betrayed his entire community when life and death were at stake, but through Julie's eyes you see what pressure he was under and I think very few people would have had the courage to behave any differently. Even the accusers, most of them, are not demons, but only people deeply traumatized by Esther's disappearance and looking for someone to blame. There are heroes in the story, but they aren't perfect; they're scared, they're flawed, they have problems.

My only issue with the book is a fairly minor one: I think the foreshadowing as to Esther's true fate was a little too heavy. I knew at once what had become of her.

Highly recommended, especially for those interested in Jewish history and stories about prejudice. I had previously read a non-fiction account of the Kishinev progrom, Easter in Kishinev: Anatomy of a Pogrom, and "Puppet" was very well-researched.
Stan
When the Jews of Tisza-Eszlar are accused of killing a young servant girl in order to use her blood as part of the Passover ritual, a Jewish boy, Morris Scharf, is coerced into becoming the "puppet" witness, accusing his father and the butcher of the heinous crime. Julie, a poor village girl, works as a servant in the town jail and obtains valuable information that could exonerate the Jews during the court trial. But can Julie disobey her abusive father and stand up against the virulent anti-Semitism prevalent in her community to speak out for the Jews? The last blood libel trial in Europe is fictionalized in this compelling and powerful novel. However, the lack of background information on the history of anti-Semitism and the blood libel cases might be confusing and misleading to some readers. Readers also might not understand the actions and decisions of Morris Scharf and how he was so easily brainwashed against his family and his religion. Additionally, readers may have difficulty comprehending the absolute cruelty and disdain of Julie's father - he steals her meager wages, gives her dead mother's shawl to his new girlfriend, sends his younger daughter away to hateful relatives, and verbally and emotionally abuses her. Nonetheless, in the context of a classroom or book club setting, this would make for a very interesting and thought provoking discussion. On its own, it is best intended for knowledgeable and sophisticated readers. Ages 11-14. Rachel Kamin
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Literature & Fiction
Author: Eva Wiseman
ISBN: 0887768288
Category: Teen & Young Adult
Subcategory: Literature & Fiction
Language: English
Publisher: Tundra Books; 1 edition (January 13, 2009)
Pages: 252 pages