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SHAKSHUKA AND THE WORLD WAR BETWEEN GOOD AND BAD

SHAKSHUKA AND THE WORLD WAR BETWEEN GOOD AND BAD

By: OZ, Galia

Middle Grade, 2012

Fourth title of the SHAKSHUKA series

The life of Julia – her family, friends, school, neighborhood and her beloved dog, Shakshuka – is one big adventure.  Each of these five books has a mystery resolved by Shakshuka, the smartest dog ever. Serious, and yet full of humor and adventure. Julia narrates the stormy, quick-paced and demanding world of children: their longing for independence, and their deep loyalty to their friends. The series became a classic in Israel, selling more than 135,000 copies.

 

Rights Sold to:

France, Bayard; Israel, Keter

Reviews:

 “In her Shakshuka books, Galia Oz forms a unique voice, attentive to children’s language,...dynamic, sparse and crystallized. Not a single redundant word. The book is peppered with insights both innocent and sharp.” – Yehuda Atlas, Ha’aretz

“Galia Oz offers us an entertaining and tender story… with a lovely group of characters… A delicious book.” – Esther Penas, Solidaridad Digital

“Between tenderness and suspense…Oz’s story is full of varied characters and emotions.” – El Norte de Castilla

“There are plenty of books about dogs and children, but Galia Oz’s book is especially suspenseful…Galia Oz has an excellent ability to write in children’s language and offers an original and insightful understanding of their world.” – Ran Yagil, Ma’ariv

“Oz succeeds where many others fail – She creates a superb series of books for ages 6-10… her books are doing what grown-ups expect from good literature and children deserve – they provoke thought, they formulate a clear, fresh idea.” – Ronit Rokas, Achbar Ha’ir

 “It's not easy to drag our children away from the computer to read a book, but Galia Oz's new book manages to do just that! The plot offers a solution to an especially challenging mystery and the writing, which is very straightforward, includes familiar experiences from children's everyday life at school and at home…. Pure fun!”  – Achbar Ha’Ir, Israel

 “I feel a great kinship with your writing. You are really in the center of a child's soul.” – Susie Morgenstern, Author, France