into a small, quiet, respectable English town?
- A lot can happen, and when the Mendels moved into Newfield,
most of it did! First of all, there was Yossi - impossible
Yossi - the Mendel's youngest son who was always in trouble,
infuriating the neighborhood over and over again.
- Then there was Mrs. Mendel whose husband worked out of town
all week long. Left with a houseful of lively children, she
was barely able to cope.
- And worst of all, there was fourteen-year-old Chavi. Surly,
defiant and unfriendly, Chavi disliked everyone, and every-
one disliked her in return. Even when the girls at Beis Leah
Senior School started their Achdus Campaign - a project
to promote friendship and good will throughout the commu-
nity - Chavi refused to cooperate. Entrenched behind her
self-made wall of hostility, she annoyed and upset everyone
- Everyone, that is, except her next-door neighbor and class-
mate Shifra Perlstein. Not one to be put off by a difficult job,
Shifra was determined to find a way into Chavi’s heart. She
stubbornly continued to blunder, uninvited, into Chavi's pri-
vate world. Even though her friends laughed at her, and the
reward for her efforts was usually a bristling "Mind your own
business!", she did not give up. Until one day, there was a
A Problem Called Chavi is a lovely, sensitive and realistic
story about a school full of vivacious English girls trying to
live up to the high standards of Jewish living. Their days
are filled with the pains and pleasures of growing up, and
the reader can't help but share their adventures as they all
search for a solution to the perplexing problem called Chavi.
5.7" x 8.5"
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