The Garden

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Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, Dec 1, 1998 - Juvenile Fiction - 144 pages
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During the struggle to create the state of Israel in 1947, Ruth Mendolsohn, who helped young refugees flee Poland in "After the War", is a member of the Haganah, a group of Israeli fighters that believes only in self-defense. Her brother thinks that terrorism is necessary to get results. War seems inevitable and both will have to fight. Will they find the security of a place they can call home?

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gr 8+ 98pgs Nov 1947-May 1948 Israel-Arab War. 16 year old Ruth now lives at Kibbutz David and is a member of Haganah. As the UN vote for the partition of Palestine gets closer tensions increase ... Read full review


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Writer Carol Matas was born in Canada in 1949. Matas was an actress and currently teaches writing. Matas is best known for her historical adventures. These often feature young people caught up in the world's problems. "Daniel's Story," about a young Jewish boy in Nazi Germany, was short-listed for the 1993 Governor General's Award and the 1994 Ruth Schwartz Award and won the Silver Birch Award. Lisa won the Geoffrey Bilson Award and was a New York Times Book Review Notable of 1989.

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