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Where the Village Road Ends

Amalia Rosenblum
AGE: 12 up

This charming book was written for young people but many adults will certainly enjoy it too. Dog owners and anyone who has ever raised a dog will surely love the book`s descriptions and a peep into the hidden canine world. The novel tells the story of Goni, a mongrel that lives in a village which is a dog`s paradise compared to the city. It opens with a description of Goni`s feelings of loneliness after his golden retriever friend Arthur leaves the village and moves to the city. Arthur’s place is taken by Choco, a new dog in the village. At first Goni and Choco can`t stand one another, but slowly they become best friends. Together they make a plan that leads to the arrest of the cruel wild boar hunters, and become the village heroes. In the course of this adventure they learn about the brutal pit bull`s good side, the power of friendship, and the dangerous pride that comes with success. The village animals, from cats and dogs to jackals and squirrels, are the heroes of the story, and the author describes their thoughts and life stories with abundant wit and humor. The dogs in Where the Village Road Ends are interested in haiku and even compose some poems of their own; they read the newspapers, have parties at night with other animals from the area, reminisce sadly about Laika, the first Russian dog in space, who never made it back, and even wonder about man`s lack of imagination. For man has reached the moon but still persists in giving dogs silly names like "Choco". This is an unforgettable story about friendship and growing up, human beings, and of course animals - mainly dogs.

It’s hard to believe such a slim book can contain so much wisdom on life!
Frankfurter Rundschau

Rosenblum's story is serene, yet full of deep thought; it touches one's heart and makes one happy.
Berliner Zeitung

One of only four books we recommend this summer.

English translation available (for publishers only)

Where the Village Road Ends
Title Where the Village Road Ends
Author’s Last Name Rosenblum
Author's First Name Amalia
Language(s) German, Italian, Chinese
Genre youth
Publisher (Hebrew) Keter
Year of Publication (Hebrew) 2006
No. Pages 118 pp.
Book title - Hebrew (phonetic) Ad Ktze Ha-Moshav
Representation Represented by ITHL


German: Weinheim, Beltz & Gelberg, 2009; pback: 2010
Italian: Milan, Salani, 2010; Brescia, La Scuola, 2011
Chinese: Nanjing, Jiangsu Children's Pub., forthcoming
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