While fleeing from Cossack marauders, Rabbi Shabse Cohen (known to future generations as the "Shach") and his young daughter are separated in a forest. the child, ill and unconscious with a burning fever, is rescued by the kind of Poland himself. This is the beginning of Esther`s life as companion to the king`s daughter.
What does the class clown have to do with the terrifying dangers of a thundering waterfall? Could there be a connection between atzedakahcollector sitting silently in an Israelishuland a hero escaping from the KGB? Is the genius who became a dreamer hiding a sad secret?
Eleven-year-old Debbie Solomon didn`t know her Bat Mitzvah year would be such an adventure. Her best friend develops a nose for trouble, her swimming rival is a winner in more ways than one, and her parents just don`t understand -or do they?