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Let the celebrations begin!

Margaret Wild and Julie Vivas

My name is Miriam, and this is where I live. Hut 18, bed 22.

The younger children think they have always lived in the hut, but Miriam knows better. She remembers her parents and her home, with her very own toys. In this place there are no toys. So Miriam and the women come up with a special plan, to celebrate the day when the soldiers open the gates to freedom.

The idea for Let the celebrations begin came to Margaret Wild after reading a book about toys which were made by Polish women in Belsen concentration camp, for the first children’s party held after liberation.

Short-listed for Picture Book of the Year, Children s Book Council of Australia Awards, 1992.

Written for children ages 7+

Soft cover, Illustrated, 40 pages.