Three Wishes

Three Wishes

Palestinian and Israeli Children Speak

Book - 2006
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Deborah Ellis's enormously popular Breadwinner trilogy recounted the experiences of children living in Afghanistan; now Ellis turns her attention to the young people of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. After visiting the region to conduct interviews, she presents their stories here in their own words. Twelve-year-old Nora, eleven-year-old Mohammad, and many others speak directly about their lives -- which prove to be both ordinary and extraordinary: They argue with their siblings. They hate spinach. They have wishes for the future. Yet they have also seen their homes destroyed and families killed, and live amidst constant upheaval and violence.

This simple, telling book allows young readers everywhere to see that the children caught in this conflict are just like them - but living far more difficult and dangerous lives. Without taking sides, it presents an unblinking portrait of children victimized by the endless struggle around them.
Publisher: Toronto : Douglas & McIntyre, 2006, c2004.
ISBN: 9780888995544
Characteristics: 111 p. :,ill., map, ports. ;,22 cm.


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Mar 06, 2014

I really enjoyed this book. I read it in 3 hours. The stories were really touching, and it made me sad to see these children hurt by war and hatred. It's amazing that most of the children have dreams of studying art. I'm curious to know, how does a war even start? There are some quotes I really liked, but I won't post them here.

Sep 09, 2008

Book club.

Twoey Gray
Jul 26, 2008

An excellent collection of views and opinions from children from both Isreali and Palestinian children who are affected by the war. Though controversial, it is an excellent eye opener for children as it is a first hand account of what life is like in a less fortunate country.

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Twoey Gray
Jul 30, 2008

Twoey Gray thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over


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Twoey Gray
Jul 30, 2008

Violence: The kids describe the horrible violence they have been affected by, including bombings and shootings.


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