KIDSTORY

A million and a half years of history for young readers

By: Tamar Weiss-Gabbay

illustrations: Shiraz Fuman

The stories in this unique history book are not about great events or famous leaders, but about ordinary kids and their lives.
What did children think about? What did they believe, what were their dreams? What kind of toys did girls have in ancient Rome? What did cave children draw on cave walls? Did they go to school? Did they brush their teeth? And who were the first children in history to wear underpants?
KIDSTORY makes every child feel part of history, and find meaning and beauty in the diverse ways of life, from distant past to the present. It is a culmination of a years-long historical research, supported by a team of twenty historians, each an expert in his time and region. The result is a book that makes history come to life, and is both a trove of knowledge and a treasury of fascinating stories with characters that touch every child’s heart and take young readers on an inspiring journey through time.
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The stories in this unique history book are not about great events or famous leaders, but about ordinary kids and their lives.
What did children think about? What did they believe, what were their dreams? What kind of toys did girls have in ancient Rome? What did cave children draw on cave walls? Did they go to school? Did they brush their teeth? And who were the first children in history to wear underpants?
KIDSTORY makes every child feel part of history, and find meaning and beauty in the diverse ways of life, from distant past to the present. It is a culmination of a years-long historical research, supported by a team of twenty historians, each an expert in his time and region. The result is a book that makes history come to life, and is both a trove of knowledge and a treasury of fascinating stories with characters that touch every child's heart and take young readers on an inspiring journey through time.

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Tamar Weiss-Gabbay

Tamar Weiss-Gabbay who lives in Jerusalem, is an author, editor and screenwriter. She writes for adults and for children and was awarded the Minister of Culture Prize for children’s literature. Her picture book Just an Empty Field (2022) and her new novel The Weather Woman, deal with nature and ecology. She is a co-founder and editor of the literary journal Hamosach and leads various social and literary projects, such as The Israeli Women Writers’ Forum, The Street Libraries in Jerusalem and Two: A Bilingual Project for Arabic and Hebrew Contemporary Literature.

Shiraz Fuman

Shiraz Fuman is an illustrator and visual storyteller. A graduate of the Bezalel Academy of Arts, she works commercially and independently on books, comics, animation, gaming & interactive. She has illustrated numerous children’s books and is the co-founder and editor of “Scrawl”, a digital magazine for illustration & comics.