Book Abstracts

BOOK ABSTRACTS
A few abstracts of the books written and illustrated by me.

The Nebula of stories  
Danny Sfarim  2008.
The tale of King  Zero in the garden of numbers; The king who searched for the truth; Poetry Workshop in Noah's ark; The belt of Orion the Hunter in the sky, and other original tales.
Age group: 6-10

WWW.Azazel    
Yediot 2000 
A virtual adventure of a child, who entered the site of the demons' journal in the internet, became a reporter, accompanied the demonic war of all in all, cleverly soothed the enraged Asmodeus and saved our world from disaster. Here is a critical look on media and journalism.  The story is inspired by traditional legends of Jewish and Bedouin sources and local mythological sites.
For the youthful and loving people.

Nurit All Year Round   
Yediot-Ahronot 2004
A selection of illustrated tales, poems, games and comics, for holidays and seasons and times in between.
Age group: 5-10

Monsters' Night  
Danny Sfarim 2004
How to trick monsters and prevent them from entering the house! A rhyming tale to free children from night fears. Illustrated with colorful paper cutouts.
Age group: 4-7

Merry Feet 
Keter Publishing 1977
A collection of songs about parts of the body and what could be accomplished with them. Used in pre schools to activate children and study the body.  Music for the songs was composed by Andre Hajdu and is used in kindergartens, concert halls and theatres            
Age group: Preschool and their parents

The Dinosaur from the Jerusalem Mountains 
Yediot 1981
The story of the little dinosaur – Dino, who left  his footprints in the valley of Beit Zayit near Jerusalem. Dino and his family express the basic needs of the living souls according to their order of importance, from security, food, health, friends and art to commemoration.
The book had fans of all ages. Won Lamdan prize  1982.

Pencil case of Flies   
Keter publishing 1983
A collection of twelve humorous-ironical stories about mischievous school kids that lead to positive results. Of children with different abilities which not always satisfy the education system, but prove records in other fields.  The book is much in use of psychologist using the paradoxical system.
Age group:  7-9

Six days of Creation  
Schocken 1983
The universe is too big to digest or understand. Short illustrated poems expressing meetings with each of the created elements according the days of the week. The book accompanies studies of Genesis in first grade. 
Age group:  Pre-school and first grade.

DreamHouse Feather
Keter publishing 1986
Fantastic adventures of a dreamer child and his virtual friend, with Ironical look on the stupidity of wars. A story on ambitions, dreams and reality. The importance of having  a dream and the efforts to realize them until getting more practical.
Age Group: 8-12 and lovers.

Tell Grandma
Keter publishing 1991
Grandmother is sick and the child has to care for her and be in charge. The situation collides with school duties and childhood desires. Dealing with Inter-generations relations through troubles and other adventures
Age group8-11

Sabracadabra    
Danny Sfarim 1994
Five chapters from a witch's life composed on catalogic lists of items. All of the verses describe attempts to make changes in life and finally the acceptance of what one possesses and knows.
For fans of the genre of all ages.

Once upon a Mushroom  
Danny Sfarim 1996
Rhyming story about the animals who gradually found shelter from the heavy showers of rains under a tiny mushroom, wandering how comes that the more it showered, there was room for more animals.
(After a Russian fairytale).

Paper's Life
Gevanim publishing, 2010
The story of a deep-rooted Jerusalem family during WW2 and the War of Independence of Israel, as seen through the eyes of the little girl, who does not know her father, as he joined the British Army in WW2 just when she was born. During this period, the only contact between the father and the family in Jerusalem were hundreds of letters.
These authentic original letters and the memories from the besieged Jerusalem in 1948, blended with fantasies and imaginary events, are the background and the colors of the story of the little girl whose father is far away.
The girl's story and the letters illuminate life in the shadows of war, difficulties of migration, factionalism and economic distress as well as the mother's struggle to raise the children alone in the unstable years of pre-establishment of the state of Israel.