The Secret of Priest's Grotto
A Holocaust Survival Story
According to legend, a group of Jewish families survived the Holocaust by hiding out for months in the 77 miles of caves in Ukraine known as Priest’s Grotto. Cavers Taylor and Nicola chronicle their trip to explore the caves and uncover the story of the survivors.
|Interest Level||Grade 5 - Grade 12|
|Reading Level||Grade 5|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Kar-Ben Publishing ®|
|Number of Pages||64|
|Dimensions||10.625 x 8.875|
|ATOS Reading Level||8.0|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||114796|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||2.0|
|Features||Awards, Reviewed, and Starred Reviews|
- Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year
- ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Silver Award
- NCSS/CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People
- Sydney Taylor Book Award Honor
“Deserving of the over-used term “unique”…Priest’s Grotto is highly recommended."
“Taylor and Nicola complement this lesser-known survival story with descriptions of their own exploration of the caves and recovered artifacts, interviews with survivors, and a blend of modern-day and period photographs.” —Book Links
“Part survival adventure, part searing history, and part discovery story…there’s no denying the power of [this amazing account]…”
“At once sobering and uplifting, this is an astounding story of survival, powerfully told.” —Publishers Weekly
Author, Photographer: Christos Nicola
Christos Nicola, born in the United Kingdom, has devoted more than 30 years to the study and exploration of caves in the former Soviet Union, as well as in the Caribbean, Europe, and the Americas. He is the founder of the non-profit Ukrainian American Youth Caver Exchange Foundation, a student exchange program dedicated to fostering relationships between young American and Ukrainian caving enthusiasts.
Author, Photographer: Peter Lane Taylor
Peter Lane Taylor is an award-winning writer, photographer, and filmmaker specializing in science, adventure, and exploration, whose work has taken him to some of the rarest and most extreme locations on Earth. His articles have appeared in National Geographic, Ranger Rick, and Outside, while his films have been shown on The Learning Channel and PBS. Taylor is a co-founder of Frontier Media Ventures (www.frontiermediaventures.com), a media firm specializing in science and adventure.