Samir and Yonatan by Danielle Carmi

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About Danielle Carmi

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YAEL LOTAN was born near Tel Aviv and has lived in Jamaica, England and the United States. She has been the editor of the cultural journal Ariel, a literary critic, translator and a journalist.
 
Published March 1, 2000 by Arthur A. Levine Books. 192 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Health, Fitness & Dieting, War. Fiction

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Ultimately, wardmate Yonatan, son of an astronomer, shows Samir ways of looking beyond the boundaries of his war-ravaged world, and Carmi lightens the general tone with a final scene in which Samir and Tzahi, a hyperactive tormentor, bury the hatchet beneath twin streams of urine (evidently a req...

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A Palestinian boy comes to terms with his younger brother's death in this slow-paced but moving novel originally published in Hebrew in 1994. In homage to the bravery of his brother Fadi, who was kill

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"A Palestinian boy comes to terms with his younger brother's death by an Israeli soldier in this slow-paced but affecting novel originally published in Hebrew in 1994," said <EMPHASIS

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"A Palestinian boy comes to terms with his younger brother's death by an Israeli soldier in this slow-paced but affecting novel originally published in Hebrew in 1994," said PW.

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The author simultaneously and effectively sketches the understated friendship that develops between the pair (""Together we're two boys with three legs and three hands,"" says Yonatan) and uses flashbacks to reveal the details of Samir's life in the occupied West Bank, including the effect of his...

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