In our chaotic world of violent and brutal changes children need stories that will awaken in them such notions as fear and sadness. These emotions offer a catharsis that children cannot find in happiness. Children are a lot stronger than we tend to think and they are able to deal with the many faces of the human experience.
Shira Geffen was born and lives in Tel Aviv. She is a children’s writer, playwright and theater director. Her latest book is A Heart-Shaped Leaf (Am Oved).