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Suddenly in the Depth of the Forest

2 Ratings: 3.5
By Amos Oz
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review by . April 01, 2011
In an unnamed village in an unnamed country, the people there live an isolated existence. Many years ago, when most of the adults of the village were children themselves, all of the animals in the village disappeared. The adults know why this happened, but they never speak of it. Only the local school teacher, Emanuella, and the one-time fisherman, Almon, ever speak about the animals and mimic the sounds they once made. There is one child in the village, Nimi, who became lost in the forest a few …
review by . March 30, 2011
This book is literature
This delightful tale is recommended for young people ages 10 to 14, but adults can enjoy and profit from it as well. This is Amos Oz's second children's book, his twenty-second volume. Oz is one of the three top writers in Israel. The other two are A. B. Yehoshua and David Grossman. All of their books are finely crafted literature with lyrical language and striking images, not books written just to thrill and entertain.      There is a small village at the end of the …
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