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Yoni and the Horse

Nurit Zarchi
AGE: 7-10

After his father dies, Yoni loses interest in school and often finds himself sent out of the classroom. "I just want to know why," he thinks while he's waiting for the class to finish, and a big white horse comes up behind him, inviting him to join a quest through the underworld that might give him some answers.
They gallop through the Land of the Singing Hills to the Mountain of Black Ice, at the top of which is the Fortress which has Answers. No one has reached the fortress for many years and without the Stone that Closes Gaps, climbing the hill is impossible. Yoni acquires the Stone, and is joined by hundreds of grieving children, all seeking answers.
The fortress is stormed by the sheer power of the children's rebellion against loss. The children eventually make their way home, clutching a secret that will sustain them.

Illustrations: Danny Kerman


Yoni and the Horse
Title Yoni and the Horse
Author’s Last Name Zarchi
Author's First Name Nurit
Genre children
Publisher (Hebrew) Zmora-Bitan
Year of Publication (Hebrew) 1975
No. Pages 71 pp.
Book title - Hebrew (phonetic) Yoni Ve Ha-Sus
Representation Represented by ITHL

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