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Friends, Drums and a Pistol

Dorit Orgad
AGE: 8-13

Two good friends, Rami and Dov, find a bag filled with money, jewelry and a gun in a field near their home. After some adventures, they hand it over to the police and a few days later, it is returned to its rightful owner who turns out to be a wealthy tourist from France. As a token of thanks, the tourist invites the boys to dinner at his hotel and gives them each a flute. Ever resourceful, Rami and Dov-who don`t want flutes-exchange them for a set of drums, and start learning how to play. But then comes conflict. Rami is upset by Dov`s fickle attitude towards him, and Dov, who is overweight and thinks that his parents are ashamed of him, takes out his frustration on Rami. But Rami`s resourceful grandmother comes to the rescue and helps Dov lose weight with a special herbal tea!
This is an adventure story that involves not only cops and robbers but also a Palestinian boy from Gaza (who sneaks into the hospital where his grandfather is being treated) and many other characters who all help create a compelling book.

Illustrations: Nurit Zarfaty

Title Friends, Drums and a Pistol
Author’s Last Name Orgad
Author's First Name Dorit
Genre youth
Publisher (Hebrew) Hakibbutz Hameuchad
Year of Publication (Hebrew) 2010
No. Pages 238 pp.
Book title - Hebrew (phonetic) Chaverim, Tupim Ve-Ekdach
Representation Represented by ITHL


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Residencies in Vienna and Salzburg
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