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David is a twelve-year-old boy living in Jerusalem in 1966. His best friend just happens to be seventy-year-old Heinrich Rosenthal, who lives at the Beit Hakerem Home for the Aged. Their friendship takes an unexpected turn when Mr. Rosenthal receives a threatening letter from the man he once knew as "the bully of Heidelberg University." The letter accuses Mr. Rosenthal of stealing a priceless painting and challenges him to a duel if it is not returned immediately. But Mr. Rosenthal didn't steal the painting. Who did? Determined to find some answers and prevent the duel, David plays detective and ultimately uncovers the story of two beautiful paintings, one of a woman's eyes and the other of her mouth, given by the artist to the two men who are now willing to kill one another over them. With some brilliant sleuthing and a bit of luck, David manages to pull together the strings of a story that began more than thirty years before, preventing a tragedy by bringing a long-dead memory to back to life.

About the Author

David Grossman has received several international awards for his writing, including the Premio Grinzane and the Premio Mondelo for The Zigzag Kid. He is the author of seven novels, several children's books, and a play. He lives in Jerusalem with his wife and children.

In 2000, Besty Rosenberg received the Marsh Award for Children's Literature in Translation for translating Duel from the original Hebrew into English. In their review, the award committee said, "Duel is quirky, compassionate and beautifully edited . . . Grossman deals with values that are not often discussed today. In a lively natural translation, this original book is unforgettable."

Product Details

ISBN:
9781582349305
Translator:
Rosenberg, Betsy
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Translator:
Rosenberg, Betsy
Author:
Grossman, David
Author:
Rosenberg, Betsy
Location:
New York, N.Y.
Subject:
Mysteries, Espionage, & Detective Stories
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - Mysteries / Detective
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Literature - Classics / Contemporary
Subject:
Jewish
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Middle-Grade Fiction
Series Volume:
publication 02-1
Publication Date:
20040807
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 6
Language:
English
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
8.10x5.32x.57 in. .51 lbs.
Age Level:
09-12

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