The Journey to the Island of Maybe

written by Miriam Yalan-Shtekelis & illustrated by Batia Kolton

Island coverBoots the cat, Toots the dog, and Zoots the cat, along with Danny, set out in the middle of the night on a journey to the great toy doctor in order to fix the broken doll Isabella. But to get to the doctor they must travel to a very distant land on the island of Maybe, in the heart of the great ocean. And only the elderly whale knows the way there. Where will their long journey lead them, and what will become of Isabella? The Journey to the Island of Maybe is one of the richest and most celebrated stories by Miriam Yalan-Shtekelis, who was the first author to win the Israel prize for children’s literature in 1956.                       Rights sold: Simplified ChineseIn this new edition, Batia Kolton, one of the most prominant Israeli illustrators, has immortalised through her illustrations the lovable characters Manta Panta, the doll Isabella and the grandfather whale.

“A wonderful story for young children, one of the nicest ever written in Hebrew.”
Professor Yael Darr