The author of this brave and moving book fictionalizes the events that she herself witnessed during the Six-Day Arab-Israeli War in 1967. The story has an emotional depth and authenticity that will touch the heart of every reader. If you have ever wondered what it is like to be a Jewish child living in Israel under constant threat of annihilation, this is the book for you. I was profoundly touched by this story of ten-year-old Mira who lived through the Arab-Israeli War of 1967. This is a wonderful story that has warmth and heart as well as suspense. . . . Ms. Breen breathes life into the story of Mira, her best friend Gili, and the ominous events that surround them. --Ellen Jackson, award-winning author of 58 books for children
In her beautifully told story, Mirka Breen captures the experiences of two young Jewish girls who are trying to survive the 6-Day War. The novels importance stems from the fact that it raises awareness about a little known war, and the knowledge that Breen actually lived these experiences makes the work even more powerful. --Katy Duffield, author of books for children and young adults
About the Author
I was born in Jerusalem, while my parents were founding members of a kibbutz nearby. That meant they had some notions about building a just society and making the world a better place. I live in a small house by the sea, with my husband, two children, and the next-door neighbor s cat. I have visions of maybe bringing a little light to some dark corners with these stories. You see, I may be my parent's daughter after all.