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Ron and Judy

Yitzhak Noy
AGE: 12-16

This thought-provoking novel focuses on broken homes and the painful process that precedes the dismantling of a home and what happens to the children. The Bar-Sheshet family travels to Boston, where Dr. Bar-Sheshet is to spend her sabbatical. In America, the wide-eyed, curious Israeli boy, Ron, meets the rich Jewish-American Judy and they begin a three-year friendship that turns into love. Judy’s parents are divorced; the super-intelligent 14-year-old has everything she could want, but little love and no attention. While Ron slowly begins to understand Judy’s life, his own family is being destroyed. The clash between his parents is tragic. Ron’s father has done well in America and wants to stay there. Dr. Bar-Sheshet wants to go home to Israel. After Israel’s victory in the 1967 war, Ron’s family returns home but his father stays behind. Judy, alone and despairing, leaves her father’s house and disappears. Ron and Judy has been serialized on Israel Radio.

Illustrations: Avner Avrahami.

English translation available (for publishers only)

NoyYitzhak Ron And Judy
Title Ron And Judy
Author’s Last Name Noy
Author's First Name Yitzhak
Language(s) Hebrew, Russian
Genre youth
Publisher (Hebrew) Keter
Year of Publication (Hebrew) 1986
No. Pages 240 pp.
Book title - Hebrew (phonetic) Ron Ve-Judy
Representation Represented by ITHL


Russian: Jerusalem, Biblioteka Aliya, 1990