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One Too Many

Nira Harel
AGE: 13-15

Merav, a girl from an average Israeli family with three children, tells the story of her family`s adoption of Roni, an abandoned baby girl with Down Syndrome. When her mother decides to bring home a Down Syndrome baby, a wave of hostile reactions surges through the family. Merav hates the idea, but can`t stop wondering: "If I`d been born retarded, would they have taken me home or not?" Eventually, she learns to accept the change and Roni becomes a member of the family. "I used to think," muses Merav, "that if parents have a problem child they love it less. But in our family it`s the other way round. Roni is the center of the household."

Partial English translation available (for publishers only)

One Too Many
Title One Too Many
Author’s Last Name Harel
Author's First Name Nira
Language(s) Hebrew, German, Chinese
Genre youth
Publisher (Hebrew) Am Oved
Year of Publication (Hebrew) 1993
No. Pages 83 pp.
Book title - Hebrew (phonetic) Echad Yoter Midai
Representation Represented by ITHL


German: Frankfurt, Alibaba, 1977; 1998; Munich, Omnibus, 2000
Chinese: Shanghai, Juvenile & Children Publishing House, 2000
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