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Published by Morrow in New York .
Written in English

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  • Jews -- United States -- Fiction

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Increasingly aware of the differences between her family, who are nonobservant Jews, and their Catholic neighbors, 10-year-old Gerry Flam begins to investigate her heritage.

Edition Notes

StatementJohanna Hurwitz ; illustrated by Ingrid Fetz.
ContributionsFetz, Ingrid, ill.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPZ7.H9574 On
The Physical Object
Pagination160 p. :
Number of Pages160
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4419316M
ISBN 100688222234, 0688322239
LC Control Number79023518

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