Snow in Jerusalem

Book cover for Snow in Jerusalem by Deborah da Costa

Deborah da Costa


Ying-Hwa Hu

Cornelius Van Wright

Book Summary

Avi and Hamudi are two boys who live in Jerusalem’s Old City—Avi in the Jewish Quarter and Hamudi in the Muslim Quarter. To each boy, the other’s neighborhood is an alien land. And although neither boy knows it, both are caring for the same beautiful white stray cat. One day the boys follow the cat as she travels the winding streets and crosses the boundaries between the city’s quarters. And on this journey something wonderful happens, as unexpected as a snowfall in Jerusalem.

Peace, Friendship, Jerusalem, Islam, Judaism, Jewish, Muslim, Arab

Age Range
Ages 4 to 8 (grades K-3), Ages 9 to 12 (grades 4-7)
Albert Whitman & Company
Book Category
North Africa & Middle East