Yuvi's Candy Tree
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Book Details: Format: Paperback Publication Date: 3/1/2011 Pages: 32 Reading Level: Age 5 and Up
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published March 1st 2011 by Kar-Ben Publishing (first published August 1st 2010)
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Krista the Krazy Kataloguer
Yuvi, an five-year-old Ethiopian Jew, narrates this story of how she and her family journeyed across the desert to a refugee camp in Sudan, and from there flew to Israel. Based on a true story, she describes how robbers again and again attacked them and took their money and possessions. But Yuvi uses her imagination and finds a clever way to hide the last of their money from them. I wondered if Yuvi would find a candy tree in Jerusalem, as referred to in the title of the book. What could a "cand...more
Lisa Vegan
I think it was my mood but somehow I wasn’t as touched as I felt obligated to be. This is a based on truth story (I wish it had been written as a straight biography, I think) about a young Ethiopian Jewish girl and her dangerous move to Israel. The “candy” of the candy tree should please parents who would like for their children to want less/eat less candy.

The story is poetically told, the illustrations’ style is perfect for the story, Yuvi is a likeable heroine, but somehow it just didn’t all g...more
Jessica Henry
Text to World:
Yuvi's story, as the author notes is fictionalized; however the story is about a subject matter that has occurred in many places around the world. People in history have migrated due to persecution of religious freedom and their beliefs. Yuvi's story is just one of many. However it is written in an easy to read format that could introduce young readers to a more complicated topic to help them begin an understanding a larger issue that still goes on today around the world and in the...more
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