The Six-Day Hero


Motti knows that war is coming. Israel is only nineteen years old the same age as Motti's older brother, Gideon and the tiny country is surrounded by enemies. It's only a matter of time before Egypt, Jordan and Syria attack. Motti wishes he could join the Israeli army like Gideon and be a hero. But when his best friend's family flees the country and his brother goes off to fight, Motti realizes this war isn't a game. His family is in danger, and Israel's very survival is at stake.

  • Sydney Taylor Honor Book!
  • Junior Library Guild Selection!
  • PJ Our Way Choice!

"Wonderfully told, impeccably researched."                               -Hadassah Magazine

"I loved The Six-Day Hero...It captures the essence of what it means to be a hero." --Nancy Spielberg, Producer of Above and Beyond

"...sensitively and accurately portrays the precarious experience of ordinary Israelis living through 1967. This fast-paced, delightful read is a great way for all ages to learn about the Six-Day War." --The Near East Report

"This work of gripping historical fiction is especially meaningful in this year of the 50th anniversary of the unification of Jerusalem. Its subject matter and suspenseful plot will surely grab and keep the interest of preteens who know little or nothing about this important time in Israel’s history." --The Jewish Journal


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