Fleeing famine in her native Ethiopia, five year old Yuvi is sure she will have a candy tree when she arrives in Jerusalem....
|Title||:||Yuvi's Candy Tree (Israel)|
|Publisher||:||Kar Ben Pub 01 Mar 11 edition January 1, 2011|
|Number of Pages||:||32 pages|
|File Size||:||775 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
Yuvi's Candy Tree (Israel) Reviews
I purchased this book because I wanted a story about the repatriation of Jews to the holy land. This tale is told through the eyes a five year old girl named Yuvi. Yuvi is a Falasha (Ethopian Jew). The story follows her and her family as they make the difficult journey through the wilderness of Easteren Africa. Along the way they are confronted with thrist, hunger and robbers to name a few. But her grandmother just keeps encouraging young Yuvi by saying "We are going to Jerusalem, we have angels with us. We'll fly home." I thought this was a beautiful way of capturing the hope that many Jews around the world have felt about returning to the holy land. However,.....
Relocating to another country can wreck havoc on a child's sense of security. This is especially true when the journey is filled with uncertainty and dangerous events. Yuvi's Candy Tree provides a fictionalized account of a young Ethiopian girl's journey to Israel with a short stopover at a refugee camp and a flight to Israel. Lesley Simpson based this fictional story on the facts that she learned from Yuvi Tashome, an Ethiopian woman who was airlifted to Israel during Operation Moses in the 1980s.