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My Name is Barak

Uzi Ben-Canaan
AGE: 6-8

Barak chats. He tells us about his upside-down house where his mother, an engineer, goes out to work and his father stays at home and takes care of him and his annoying older brother. In his authentic five-year-old voice, he talks about his friends, his school, the time when he broke a telescope that he shouldn't have been playing with, his street and his neighbors. The everyday routine details become comic and dramatic when retold with Barak's freshness, humor and observations. The simplest elements provide the action in this popular book. Barak's pleasure is infectious. Never out of print since its first publication, My Name Is Barak received the 1980 Lamdan Prize.

UBen-Cnaan My Name is Barak
Title My Name is Barak
Author’s Last Name Ben-Canaan
Author's First Name Uzi
Genre children
Publisher (Hebrew) Keter
Year of Publication (Hebrew) 1979
No. Pages 106 pp.
Book title - Hebrew (phonetic) Ani Barak
Representation Represented by ITHL


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