A Boy, a Castle and a Dog by Zvi Mann. This heartwarming and true story of a family fleeing first from the Nazis in Poland, then from the Gulag in Russia, then from the Russian army in Germany, and at last emigrating to Israel, is told by a lonely child who makes fast friends with a dog.
Ballet Love by Lindsay Fischer. Who knows ballet deeper than Lindsay Fischer, dancer, ballet master, artistic director? Lindsay opens an extraordinary door of understanding into the main ballet repertoire by delving into one ballet at a time, as well as questioning what ballet is, why it matters, and how he has lived a part of his life in this demanding art form.