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The Sky Holder

Yona Tepper

Illustrations: Liora Grossman 


A little chick doesn’t have a proper name yet, and he is called Cheep. In his family, all the chicks get their names only after they have done something special that distinguishes them from the others and gives them their identity. Cheep’s older siblings have already received their names. Only little Cheep hasn’t got his real name yet. Patience, says his mother. One stormy day, Cheep has to show resourcefulness and courage. He soars up to the sky, and stops it from falling down. At last, after braving the great storm, the he gets his name.

This is a miniature coming-of-age story about how a little bird earns his place in the family, and how bravery and overcoming difficulties give a child a sense of achievement and pride.


Little Cheep wants to know who holds the sky up.

Why doesn’t it fall down?

Whenever he asks, everyone laughs at him.

On a stormy day, Cheep flies up toward the black clouds.

He battles the rain, the wind, the lightning and the thunder.

Can he keep the sky from falling down?  

Title The sky Holder
Author’s Last Name Tepper
Author's First Name Yona
Language(s) Hebrew
Genre children-picture bk
Publisher (Hebrew) Hakibbutz Hameuchad/ Sifriat Poalim
Year of Publication (Hebrew) 2018
No. Pages 24
Book title - Hebrew (phonetic) Mahazik Ha-Shamaim
Representation Represented by ITHL

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