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The Wonderbird

Ruth Almog
AGE: 8-10

Ruth Almog`s novel for young readers shows how children often have to dig in their heels to keep their names.
Ofek has a number of problems and no one seems to have the solution. The new Russian girl in his class, Tatiana-Tamar (as Hebraized by the teacher), won`t talk to anyone. But she keeps poking Ofek with her pencil, so he calls her Cactus. Tatiana-Tamar-Cactus agrees to stop poking him if he`ll explain what his name means, but Ofek doesn`t know. "Ofek" means horizon, his mother explains, and as he is drawing imaginary lines for the horizon, his picture turns into a bird that is part-swan and part-stork - a swork, a wonderbird! Ofek puts things right for the new girl when he convinces the teacher to give her her real name, Tatiana, back.

Illustrations: Ricardo Radosh



Almog The Wonderbird
Title The Wonderbird
Author’s Last Name Almog
Author's First Name Ruth
Genre children
Publisher (Hebrew) Am Oved
Year of Publication (Hebrew) 1991
No. Pages 38 pp.
Book title - Hebrew (phonetic) Chasibur
Representation Represented by ITHL

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