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The Resource Yuvi's candy tree, by Lesley Simpson ; illustrated by Janice Lee Porter

Yuvi's candy tree, by Lesley Simpson ; illustrated by Janice Lee Porter

Label
Yuvi's candy tree
Title
Yuvi's candy tree
Statement of responsibility
by Lesley Simpson ; illustrated by Janice Lee Porter
Title variation
Yuvis candy tree
Creator
Contributor
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The hardship many Ethiopian Jews faced to successfully reach Israel is recounted in the voice of a 5-year-old girl who escapes with her grandmother, determined to reach their destination. Yuvi's trip begins on a donkey at night with her grandmother's strong religious conviction that angels will help them join mother and baby brother in their real home. "We are going to Jerusalem. We have angels with us. We'll fly home." The long, arduous and dangerous journey is made bearable through role-playing familiar family Shabbat rituals. Several encounters with robbers take almost all their money, except for the small amount Yuvi cleverly hides within her hair curls. Starved and parched from the endless days and nights of traveling, mostly on foot, Grandmother's new promise of unlimited candy, clothes, games and bread is a wonder to Yuvi. Finally when they reach Jerusalem aboard a big plane, Yuvi sees her first orange tree and learns that after picking and eating one, so juicy and sweet, another will grow backthe candy tree she imagined. Large, mostly double-page paintings in soft yellow, tan and blue hues on a textured canvas reflect the intrigue, emotion and difficulty of the journey." --Kirkus Reviews
Award
Canadian Jewish Book Award
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10004553
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Simpson, Lesley
Dewey number
[E]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • -1
  • 3
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Porter, Janice Lee
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Emigration and immigration
  • Trees
  • Jews
  • Ethiopia
  • Israel
Target audience
primary
Label
Yuvi's candy tree, by Lesley Simpson ; illustrated by Janice Lee Porter
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
""Yuvi's candy tree" is a fictional story based on the true story of Yuvi Tashome. Yuvi's full name was Yeuvmert which, in Amharic, the language of Ethiopia, means "a good or beautiful product." Yuvi was given a Hebrew Name when she moved to Israel, but to recover her history, she reclaimed her Ethiopian name, shortening it ti Yuvi." --Back page
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780761356516
Isbn Type
(lib. bdg.)
Lccn
2010003880
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)553357024
  • ocn553357024
  • OCoLC
Label
Yuvi's candy tree, by Lesley Simpson ; illustrated by Janice Lee Porter
Publication
Copyright
Note
""Yuvi's candy tree" is a fictional story based on the true story of Yuvi Tashome. Yuvi's full name was Yeuvmert which, in Amharic, the language of Ethiopia, means "a good or beautiful product." Yuvi was given a Hebrew Name when she moved to Israel, but to recover her history, she reclaimed her Ethiopian name, shortening it ti Yuvi." --Back page
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780761356516
Isbn Type
(lib. bdg.)
Lccn
2010003880
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)553357024
  • ocn553357024
  • OCoLC

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