Zevi Takes the Spotlight

  • Pages:128
  • Publisher:Orca Book Publishers
  • Series: Orca Currents
  • Themes:psychic abilities, crime solving, movie set, filmmaking, acting career
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  • Available:04/16/2024
  • Reading Level:2.7
  • Lexile:HL560L
  • Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient:T
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“Zevi is Jewish, and this important part of his identity is skillfully woven throughout the narrative. This hi-lo title excels in the genre, packaging an accessible, dyslexia-friendly text with a compelling plot and likable protagonist whose journey readers will happily follow. Highly recommended.” — School Library Journal

Can Zevi use his psychic powers to save the life of a famous movie star?

Sudden fame throws thirteen-year-old Zevi into the spotlight when the media discovers his secret abilities—and it’s ruining his life! He wants fame as an actor, not as a psychic. So when Robert Lemon, a famous actor, comes to town to film a movie, Zevi hopes this is his chance to turn things around. Until he begins to sense that the star’s life is in danger. When “accidents” start befalling Robert Lemon on the movie set, it’s up to Zevi to use his gift to save the famous actor.

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★“Zevi is Jewish, and this important part of his identity is skillfully woven throughout the narrative. This hi-lo title excels in the genre, packaging an accessible, dyslexia-friendly text with a compelling plot and a likable protagonist whose journey readers will happily follow. Highly recommended.”

– School Library Journal

“Action-packed, with danger and adventure in every chapter…the story delves into Zevi’s Jewish heritage and culture in a natural way that is enlightening and interesting for readers. Highly Recommended.”

– CM: Canadian Review of Materials

“Prolific Canadian author Carol Matas has another winner with this fun middle-grade novel that seamlessly blends elements of mystery, Jewishness, friendship, and the extraordinary…The plot is entertaining, the portrayals of family and friendships are positive and the inclusion of Jewish practices and values are few, but important, especially at the conclusion of the book, set at the family Shabbat dinner table.”

– Association of Jewish Libraries (AJL)

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