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The Lady with the Hat

Uri Orlev
AGE: 10-15

Yulek, a seventeen-year-old Holocaust survivor, finds himself without any family at the end of the war. Hoping to begin again, he makes his way to Palestine, where he meets a sad and beautiful Jewish girl named Theresa. She was saved from the Nazis by Catholic nuns, and like Yulek, she is alone and disoriented. Together they struggle to rediscover the joy of living. Meanwhile, a mysterious English woman sets out on her own search for the long-lost nephew that she has spotted in a newspaper photo of Jewish refugees. She cut herself off from her family when she married an English lord. Perhaps by finding him, she will also find some long-hidden part of herself.

This book by Uri Orlev is now represented by ITHL in the following countries: Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Yugoslavia, the (Russian) C.I.S., Bulgaria, Romania, Albania, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia.

The Lady with the Hat
Title The Lady with the Hat
Author’s Last Name Orlev
Author's First Name Uri
Language(s) Hebrew, English, German, Chinese
Genre youth
Publisher (Hebrew) Keter
Year of Publication (Hebrew) 1990
Book title - Hebrew (phonetic) Ha-Gveret Im Ha-Migbaʹat
Representation Represented by ITHL


English: Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1995; New York, Puffin, 1997
German: Weinheim, Beltz & Gelberg, 1997; pback: 2000
Chinese: Hefei, Anhui Children's Publishing House, 2014

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