Man from the Other Side

Uri Orlev, Author, Hillel Halkin, Translator Puffin Books $6.99 (192p) ISBN 978-0-14-037088-1

Orlev's ``judicious invocation of historical events and his energetic emphasis on the characters' personal dramas'' bring to life two very different protagonists in these exceptional novels set during WWII; the impact, said PW, is ``unimpeachable.'' Ages 10-up; 12-up. (Jan.)