WHAT HAPPENED TO BENJI

Batya (Estate) Gur

Young Adult, 2000

Batya Gur’s first young adult mystery is about adolescent love and torment in a neighborhood school in Jerusalem. When the friendship of two young boys begins to disintegrate, the older boy sets out to investigate what’s happened to Benji. 

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Rights Sold to:

Germany, Hanser; Israel, Keter; Spain, Siruela

Reviews:

“Batya Gur’s repeated manipulation of surprising and wonderful images is delightful. Although she sometimes joins the children in making good-natured fun of some of the grown-ups, she never fails to take the children, as readers, completely serious.” – Berner Zeitung

“A very respectable entry into the world of children’s literature by Batya Gur.” – Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

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