Trevor Żahra returns to children’s writing with the novel Żraben.
In Zahra’s unique style, Żraben is a story that intertwines magic with the familiar. We meet Marco and Tina, two friendly children who uncover secrets in the grandparents’ house of Marco. We meet two dwarves and a scarecrow, who (almost) nobody sees or knows about, and who create their own beautiful mess. We also meet Rosa, who decades before this story, during the time of war, lived in Marco’s house.
Marco and Tina are determined to solve this mystery, to understand what the beauty of this mess is, who these two mysterious dwarfs are, and, above all, what happened to the second dwarf.
Żahra weaves a story with magical elements that, however, never forgets the human element, the friendship growing between Marco and Tina, human fragilities, even as they confront Marco living in a wheelchair and Tina helping him in every way so that he is not excluded from this mystery.
Żraben, ideal for children aged 8 and over, is above all a story of hope, of friendship and of the strength of good will. The book is published by Merlin Publishers.