AGE: 6 up
A spectacular treasury of stories and illustrations.
This gorgeous anthology gathers together ten of Nurit Zarchi’s fantastic stories. The stories, some of which were originally published as separate books, hurl the reader far, far away into other worlds and at the same time
touch upon their most familiar and closest feelings in the most intimate way. Most of all, they are enjoyable to read—alone, with friends, with the family—and no less enjoyable to read aloud. They enflame the imagination,
arouse dream-like images, and make a kid roll around with laughter.
Among the contents: Amory Catches Up and Flies, about a little witch who fails her final test at the school for witches; Milligram Giraffe, about a giraffe who was born as tiny and short as a bean, and If My Mom Can’t Love Me,
Who Else Will? that begins with telling us about Petunia, a little kitten who has lost her mother in the dark, and later on also tells us about the parenting difficulties of Hatulima, the mother cat, thereby enabling the reader
to identify with both and get a grasp of the complex conflicts and contradictory feelings that often exist between children and their parents.
Illustrations: Rutu Modan