By Henye Meyer 6"x9" (224 Pages)Ages 12+ Publisher: Artscroll/Mesorah, 2003
In 1493 a small fleet of ships set sail from Portugal bound for an equatorial island off the African coast. On these boats were 2,000 Jewish children, under the guard of Portuguese soldiers and under the spiritual care of priests and monks. Thus began a saga of heartbreak and heroism that broke the weak and ennobled the strong. On Crocodile Island we come to love those unforgettable Jewish boys and girls and grow with them. Our hearts burst with pride, palpitate with fear, and swell with pain as they refuse to give up their faith or surrender their courage.