In the very same week that we celebrated Australia Day, we are celebrating Stars, by the amazing Anthony Lishak, being the top Kindle Bestseller in Australia. Today it was chosen by Amazon for the huge Kindle Daily Deal promotion. It has now rocketed up the charts to pole position – No. 1 Kindle Bestseller in the Top 1oo Paid chart.
The author has spent many years working with children in schools. He carefully researched and wrote this book to bring the actions of some amazingly brave individuals in very dangerous times alive in the minds of young readers today. It is not easy to tell children about the horrors of Nazi invasion, but by telling it through the voice of a child the author makes it accessible.
Because the story is so well told and the characters are so well drawn, this is a very moving book for adult readers too. The book has benefited from having two target markets (YA and adults) and is currently No. 1 in both the general Jewish Fiction category and also No. 1 in Children’s & YA History and Historical Fiction. Find out more about this Kindle Bestseller below:
Warsaw, September 1939. For twelve-year-old best friends, Stefan and Marcus, the zoo is their playground. Stefan lives with his family at the zoo and has grown up with the animals and their keepers. But Marcus is Jewish, and when Nazi troops invade Warsaw their world is torn apart. Against all odds and at enormous risk, their fathers devise a wild scheme to protect Marcus’s family and other Jews. But boys will be boys, and a rebellious act of revenge threatens everyone.
Inspired by the fact that hundreds of Polish Jews found shelter in the abandoned cages and underground rooms of Warsaw Zoo, Stars is a story of brotherhood, courage and above all hope in the face of adversity.
If you live down-under, grab yourself this Kindle Bestseller for only $0.99 right here. If you are in the UK, download a free Kindle sample, or get the Kindle edition for free if you are a Kindle unlimited member here.