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The Secret of Priest’s Grotto: A Holocaust Survival Story

Christos Nicola and Peter Lane Taylor

The Story:
In 1993, while exploring this remote cluster of caves in the Former Soviet Union, a team of experienced cavers and adventurers, including author Chris Nicola, unexpectedly uncover artifacts indicating that the caves had once been inhabited. Following the clues, the explorers discover an astonishing
and poignant story of how 38 people endured a perilous life underground in excess of 500 days and survived the Holocaust to recount their story.

Testimonials and Reviews:
Featured in National Geographic’s Adventure Magazine (June/July 2004) Winner of the Sydney Taylor Honor Award for Older Readers

Silver Medal Winner of Fore Word Magazine’s Book of the Year Award

Recommended by the National Council for Social Studies as a Notable Book for Young People

“An articulate, hard hitting narrative…At once sobering and uplifting, this is an astounding story of survival, powerfully told.” -Publishers Weekly, starred review “Part survival adventure, part searing history, and part discovery story…there’s no denying the power of [this amazing account]...” -Booklist, starred review “Deserving of the over-used term “unique”...Priest’s Grotto is highly recommended.” -AJL Newsletter, spotlight review

ISBN : 978-1580132602

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