Chance: Escape from the Holocaust: Memories of a Refugee Childhood

Word count

32240 words

Audiobook length

3 hours and 28 minutes

Page Count

Hardcover: 336 pages

How long does it take to read?

Average Readers (@250 words/min) take 2 hours 9 minutes to read Chance: Escape from the Holocaust: Memories of a Refugee Childhood. Slower Readers (@150 words/min) take 3 hours 35 minutes to finish this book. Fast Readers (@450 words/min), on the other hand, will take around 1 hours 12 minutes to read Chance: Escape from the Holocaust: Memories of a Refugee Childhood

Reading Level

Based on analysing the text of Chance: Escape from the Holocaust: Memories of a Refugee Childhood, we estimate that readers of 7th and 8th grade will be able to read this book. This estimation is based on a number of readability tests devised by experts, some of which is listed here.

Reading Level by Flesch Kincaid Scale
Grade 12.8
Reading Level by SMOG Index
Grade 7.9
Coleman Liau Index
Grade 7.66
Dale Chall Readability Score
Grade 6.16

Book Description

A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2020
A New York Times Best Children's Book of 2020

“Harrowing, engaging and utterly honest.” ―Elizabeth Wein, The New York Times Book Review

“A captivating chronicle of eight turbulent years.” ―The Wall Street Journal

From a beloved voice in children’s literature comes this landmark memoir of hope amid harrowing times and an engaging and unusual Holocaust story.

With backlist sales of over 2.3 million copies, Uri Shulevitz, one of FSG BYR’s most acclaimed picture-book creators, details the eight-year odyssey of how he and his Jewish family escaped the terrors of the Nazis by fleeing Warsaw for the Soviet Union in Chance.

It was during those years, with threats at every turn, that the young Uri experienced his awakening as an artist, an experience that played a key role during this difficult time. By turns dreamlike and nightmarish, this heavily illustrated account of determination, courage, family loyalty, and the luck of coincidence is a true publishing event.