A Bag of Marbles - Joeph Joffo, Kris, & Vincent Bailly

I should have been absolutely thrilled by this true adventure tale of two young, Jewish brothers that live off their wits in order to survive in Nazi occupied France. Sadly, I didn't get that into it. The art is lovingly done watercolors, and the story itself is amazing, but the telling leaves much to be desired. I rarely felt the impending doom I should, time passed unclearly for me, I never got to understand how they managed to make so many street contacts so those victories didn't mean what they should have, and I didn't ever feel I knew the characters so well. As mentioned, this should have been one of the greatest stories ever! And yet, falls too short.