Alexander Altmann A10567 nominated as a Notable book for Older Readers in The Children's Book Council Of Australia Awards 2015
'A confronting but gripping novel. Zail creates a vivid sense of time and place in Aleksander Altmann. A powerful story of hope, adversity and redemption.' - Carody Culver, Books and Publishing.
'A beautifully written, powerful story about overcoming horrific circumstances. Local author Suzy Zail gained inspiration for her novel from the true story of a Holocaust survivor and has used many of the key events from his life. Highly recommended. - Angela Crocombe, Children’s Book Buyer, Readings St. Kilda.
'Based on a true story, Alexander Altmann A10567 is another confronting but intensely gripping novel- another impassioned attempt by Zail to prevent the past from fading' - Katharine England, Magpies.
'Another wonderfully written story with a well crafted plot that will appeal to all secondary school students.' - Rob, Scholastic, Australian Standing Orders.
' Alexander Altmann A10567 explores themes of loss, trust, survival, friendship and more. A moving story about survival and integrity in the most brutal of circumstances. Recommended for upper primary readers.' - Claire Saxby, Aussie Reviews
'Suzy Zail safely transports her readers into the horrific world of Auschwitz without traumatising them. Her attention to ensuring that historical detail is factually correct ensures that readers are left with a clear understanding of events, making this latest novel a most valuable addition to Holocaust literature.' - Lisa Phillips, Director of Education, Jewish Holocaust Centre Inc.