Alazar Press is delighted to announce the September 2022 availability of a lower cost, trade paper printing for the children’s book — “On the Wings of the Swan by Rosemarie Gulla illustrated by Gary Undercuffler. The book will be distributed by Independent Publishers Group (IPG) of Chicago. Please read the press release below.
Adventure Girl: Dabi Digs in Israel
by Janice Hechter
Review the Jewish Book Council at https://www.jewishbookcouncil.org/book/adventure-girl-dabi-digs-in-israel
By Ellen G. Cole – July 8, 2021
Dabi’s parents see her as a tomboy. They want her to be a little lady, particularly now, when visiting grandparents in Israel. But Gaby enjoys digging in the dirt; she sees herself as an adventure girl confronting slime, bugs, and worms. Because she is visiting Israel, a perfect place for digging in the dirt, Dabi becomes known as a hero, even as she continues to see herself as an “adventure girl”.
Kindred spirit Aunt Gili takes Dabi to a special place in Israel called the Beit Guvrin National Park. which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here, you dig to find Israel’s many world-famous archeological treasures. Dabi is happy to dig in the dirt for the day; she does not expect to uncover any objects, but she does! She is startled to realize that the ring she finds is 3500 years old. Dabi becomes a hero for uncovering this ancient artifact. The ring will help reveal how people lived long ago. She receives a special certificate.;her parents are pleased, her aunt is proud, and Dabi is thrilled to be true to herself. She shines as a model to young girls to follow their chosen paths.
Warm, realistic illustrations drawn by the author, presented in a carefully limited palette evocative of Israel, accompany the text in perfect tandem.
Alazar Press is delighted to share this review of Alaina and the Great Play by Eloise Greenfield from Booklist!
Written and illustrated by Janice Hechter, this darling book exemplifies curiosity, discovery, science, culture, and more. Plus, it shows that girls can do anything–even if it means getting a little dirty.
Please read this interview by Leslie Lindsay with Janice Hechter at https://leslielindsay.com/2021/05/24/22062/