War has broken out and Israel is surrounded by enemy armies. Motti’s best friend has fled the country, and his class is huddling in a bomb shelter. Motti wants to be a hero like his soldier brother, Gideon, but what can a 12-year-old do?
Ages 11+
Pages 256
Publisher Kar-Ben Publishing
Junior Library Guild Selection
Sydney Taylor Silver Medal Winner

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great book

Review by PaleontologistP

this is a really really great book! highly recommend

Jan 04, 2022 09:08 AM
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Review by JewishParaguayan

This book is super well written and makes me cry all 6 times I have read it. I would recommend this book to anyone who is sensitive and/or likes sad historical fiction books. Overall, really amazing book! ~Camila

Nov 07, 2021 05:35 PM
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Aug 04, 2021 09:51 PM
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Great book

Review by MiracleMyrtle

This is a really good book, though sad at the end. Despite this, the end is my favorite part. One specific part (pages 235-236 if you want to check) gives me chills every time I read it. I already wrote a review for this book but I wanted to write another one to add this.

Apr 01, 2021 07:22 PM
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Really sad but really good.

Review by Yosef

This book was great. It gave an insight got Jewish and Israeli history. It was very sad though.

Feb 09, 2021 11:16 AM