Interview with Illustrator and Author, Janice Hechter

Adventure Girl, Dabi Digs In Israel

Adventure Girl, Dabi Digs in Israel, written and illustrated by Janice Hechter, is a picture book about a young girl’s love for exploring nature. While on a special family visit to her grandparents in Israel, Dabi goes on a special archeology dig with her family. While on the dig in this national park, she discovers a beautiful gold ring! What else will she find?

Adventure Girl is a story that celebrates a child’s love of nature and provides a glimmer into the field of archaeology. The book also gives us an introduction to the setting of Belt Guvrin National Park in Israel and some new vocabulary words in Hebrew.

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Guvrin National Park

Do you want to learn more about Guvrin National Park? Check out the website here.

Part of why I love sharing children’s books is because I learn so much! Without reading this book, I never would have known about reserving your own archaeology dig in this national park. Check out Janice below on her own dig in this national park.

Janice Hechter

Janice Hechter is both an author and illustrator whose debut picture book, Adventure Girl, has been published by Alazar Press. She is an award-winning illustrator and fine artist who has exhibited her paintings in various galleries and museums throughout the country. Janice has illustrated six picture books, including SCBWI Crystal Kite Award finalist, The Great Elephant Escape, for Pelican Publishing. In 2018, she was selected by a jury to take part in an intensive week-long residency program for author/illustrators, sponsored by PJ Library. One of her illustrations was selected by jurors, Brian Lies and Susannah Richards, to be included in the 2018 SCBWI New England Illustrators Exhibit at the Wedeman Art Gallery of Lasell College. Janice enjoys the combination of her two favorite passions, which are writing and illustrating. She has been on numerous school visits, sharing her book-making process with students. She is an active member of SCBWI, attending conferences and workshops. Her B.F.A. degree in illustration is from Carnegie Mellon University.

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