Maus

Maus

A Survivor's Tale. II, and Here My Troubles Began

Book - 1991
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Maus I was the first half of the tale of survival of the author's parents, charting their desperate progress from pre-war Poland Auschwitz. Here is the continuation, in which the father survives the camp and is at last reunited with his wife.
ISBN: 9780394556550
0394556550
9780679729778
0679729771
Characteristics: 135 pages :,chiefly illustrated ;,24 cm.

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Jhartman8736
Feb 11, 2019

Maus is a very compelling and emotional tale of a son reliving the stories told by his father detailing the traumatic and dark reign of the Nazi invasion.

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kristenpfae
Feb 07, 2019

This was a very brilliant graphic novel about surviving the holocaust. The author did not hold back on showing both his feeling towards his father or what it was like to survive the holocaust. He used a clever art and story telling to try and do justice to his fathers story.

DPLaprilteenservices May 09, 2018

An April 2018 New York Post article addressed the fact that Americans are beginning to forget the Holocaust, which makes this title a must-read, must-share. Spiegelman's seminal work is approachable, informative, and carries not just the survival narrative of Vladek Spiegelman but also delves into the intricacy of father/son relationships and the nature of art and creativity.

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librarian_tracy
May 03, 2018

This graphic novel tells an interesting and sad story of the Holocaust. The graphics and story line evoke a lot of emotion for the reader.

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shayshortt
Jun 24, 2017

Spiegelman’s unusual metaphor of cats and mice approaches the Holocaust in a unique way that lends a fresh perspective to a period of history that is much covered. But Maus stands out just as much for its complex depiction of familial relationships, and the inter-generational consequences of such tragedies. The story of the story adds context and depth to Vladek’s recollections.

Full review: https://shayshortt.com/2017/06/22/maus/

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mammothhawk229e
Jun 08, 2017

The breakout book for an underground comic book artist & writer.

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kwsmith
Mar 24, 2017

As a young man, Art interviews his elderly father who slowly recounts his terrifying experiences living in the Auschwitz concentration camp during the second World War. This classic graphic novel features a compelling story and wonderful characters, but I'm not a fan of the slightly jumbled art style.

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maroon_chicken
Jul 06, 2016

An amazing book— beautifully drawn and written.

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Venetia_Kvalic
Jun 23, 2016

For year 12 English

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bacaddell78
Jun 21, 2016

Very powerful and moving tale.

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Alanreviews
Nov 03, 2017

Alanreviews thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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faust_344150
Sep 07, 2016

faust_344150 thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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cucho_cat
Dec 20, 2015

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RACHAEL BROWN
Jun 04, 2015

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lukechips
Apr 07, 2015

lukechips thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 97 and 99

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rmpenn1976
Apr 23, 2013

rmpenn1976 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 11 and 13

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Dec 25, 2012

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Dec 21, 2012

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auri_12
Mar 07, 2019

It's based on true events but from one person's view. That person being Vladek Spiegelman. He was a jew that survived the Holocuast. After years of that event happening, his son became a cartoonist. Vladek's son, Artie, wanted to do a cartoon about what his dad had to go through the Holocaust. Artie would go over his house and write down the events that happened to his father and it has some plot twists but a very interesting point of view from Vladek.

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Luscka
Feb 08, 2019

Maus begins with the son of a survivor of the Holocaust interviewing his father on his war experiences. The young man expects to hear only horror stories of concentration camps, but instead hears old stories he had never known his old man possessed. I was fascinated by this book due to its context and subject. Before reading this graphic novel, I read "I, Pierre Seel, Deported Homosexual: A Memoir of the Nazi Terror." Having read this book beforehand, I was interested to look at the second world was from another angle. Part of this new angle was the different format. The story being told as in graphic a graphic novel format adds another layer of involvement in the story.

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Alanreviews
May 31, 2018

A survivor named Vladek Spiegelman tells his story of survival through hope, fate, luck, redemption, and with some friends

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shayshortt
Jun 24, 2017

Polish Jews Vladek and Anja Spiegelman survived the Holocaust and immigrated to America with their son, Art, who was born in Sweden after the war. But the atrocities of the war cast a long shadow over their family. Beginning in 1978, Art Spiegelman interviewed his father about his experiences during the war, and serialized them in comic form. He would ultimately spend thirteen years of his life capturing this history, grappling with the legacy of the Holocaust, and his complicated relationship with his father.

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rmpenn1976
Apr 23, 2013

The settting of this story was rught around the Holocast times Spiegelman is the son who wanted to interview his father about his experiences in the concentration camps in Germany ,in addition to him losimng his mother who commited suidiv. I would not reccommend this story for our younger readers because it is a graphic comic strip and the subject matter may be too strong for younger childrem .

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Alanreviews
Oct 26, 2017

Other: Grotesque imagery.

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Alanreviews
Oct 26, 2017

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Can get emotional, funny, angry, sad.

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Alanreviews
Oct 26, 2017

Violence: Hanging, torture, suicides, and killing. It takes place during the holocaust.

Ólive May 31, 2012

Violence: it is ww2 ppl

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sclibrary_hlutke Jan 25, 2019

“To die, it's easy. But you have to struggle for life” - Art Spiegelman

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Alanreviews
Jan 27, 2018

Look at what Mala did! Vladek shows 2 open salt cans.

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shayshortt
Jun 24, 2017

At that time it wasn’t anymore families. It was everybody to take care for himself.

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rmpenn1976
Apr 23, 2013

"Forced first in the gehttothen into hiding, Vladek and Anja tried to escape Hungry"

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