Info: Your browser does not accept cookies. To put products into your cart and purchase them you need to enable cookies.
PDFPrintE-mail
View From Endless Street, The by Rebecca LloydVoices of the Sea by Bethany Masone Harar

Voice of Thunder, The by Mirka M.G. Breen

Voice of Thunder, The by Mirka M.G. Breen
View Full-Size Image

Price: $12.95

Availability

In Stock: 25

Usually ships in:

3-5d.gif

A 2012 AMAZON BESTSELLER in Jewish and Middle East Literature for Children

West Jerusalem, early June 1967. Ten-year-old Mira Levi and her best friend Gili Moser share an awful secret. They have discovered a new radio station called The Voice of Thunder. Broadcasting from Cairo in accented Hebrew, it threatens the obliteration of Israel: “We will throw you and your whole country into the sea. We will march in your streets and into your homes.” On June 5 the attack begins and Mira and Gili’s school is hit. War has begun.

The two friends and their families are confined to a basement shelter of their apartment complex while the war continues above.  Mira, afraid of what might happen and worried about her father fighting on the front, prays for safety and wonders: “In a war where both sides are praying, how does God know which prayers to answer?”

As the international crisis unfolds, Mira struggles to verbalize her concerns about family, friendship and the future of her nation. Only in her diary can she express her fears that none of them will survive this conflict.

“Historical events of the Arab-Israeli Six Day War in the summer of 1967 become the human story of two pre-teen girls in a Jerusalem apartment complex discerning the causes of war. Who is on the right side? Where is God? Gili and Mira live out the war amid a well-drawn supporting cast, and descriptions of their milieu both vivid and spare. This book fleshes out a deep wisdom concerning human prejudice and violence, a wisdom reinforced with effective poetic imagery and moments of human warmth. Readers of any age will learn from the secrets, prayers, and dreams of these characters.” ~ Shannon E. Hengen, Ph.D., literary critic and professor emerita of Canadian and women’s literature at Laurentian University

“Breen takes young readers on a fascinating journey in the middle of Jerusalem, Israel, and the Six Day War. Like the journal of Anne Frank, we get a glimpse into what it was like to be a Jew in an antagonistic world. The Voice of Thunder will move you to the edge of your seat as you witness this harrowing time in the life of a fifth grade Israeli Jewish girl, Mira. It will also leave you with a smile.” ~ Pam Calvert, author of The Multiplying Menace series and other books for children

Ask a question about this product

Average customer rating: 0 stars
(Total Reviews: 0)


Product Details: Print Book
Published Date: 2012-08-14
Number of pages: 118
ISBN-10:
ISBN-13: 978-0-937178-17-8
Cover Type: Paperback

Book Reviews:

There are yet no reviews for this product.
Please log in to write a review.
Celery Tree

Featured Selections