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Saba Sabich

Tami Shem-Tov


Grandpa Sabih

“Grandpa, why did your parents name you after a dish?” asked the twins, Keren and Or. If you join them on a search that begins in Iraq many years ago and ends in a little booth in Ramat Gan, Israel, you’ll learn the answer as well.

Popular children and y/a author Tami Shem-Tov dedicates this book to her father, Sabih, and tells a family story filled with the colorful texture of Israel. Through this surprising story, readers learn about immigration to Israel in the early years of the state and the way the immigrants integrated to form a new society. 

Illustrations: Shimrit Elkanati



This is fascinating, smart book… the illustrations are beautiful. They are simple, yet full of expression.



The colorful illustration, the writing and the original idea create a magical Israeli fairy-tale.


Title Saba Sabich
Author’s Last Name Shem-Tov
Author's First Name Tami
Language(s) Hebrew
Genre children
Publisher (Hebrew) Kinneret, Zmora-Bitan
Year of Publication (Hebrew) 2017
No. Pages 40
Book title - Hebrew (phonetic) Saba Sabich
Representation Represented by ITHL
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