Happy Book Publication Day to ZEVI TAKES THE SPOTLIGHT by Carol Matas publishing today with Orca Book Publishers!

Can Zevi use his psychic powers to save the life of a famous movie star?

Sudden fame throws thirteen-year-old Zevi into the spotlight when the media discovers his secret abilities—and it’s ruining his life! He wants fame as an actor, not as a psychic. So when Robert Lemon, a famous actor, comes to town to film a movie, Zevi hopes this is his chance to turn things around. Until he begins to sense that the star’s life is in danger. When “accidents” start befalling Robert Lemon on the movie set, it’s up to Zevi to use his gift to save the famous actor.


“Zevi is Jewish, and this important part of his identity is skillfully woven throughout the narrative. This hi-lo title excels in the genre, packaging an accessible, dyslexia-friendly text with a compelling plot and a likable protagonist whose journey readers will happily follow. Highly recommended.” – STARRED REVIEW, School Library Journal

“Action-packed, with danger and adventure in every chapter…the story delves into Zevi’s Jewish heritage and culture in a natural way that is enlightening and interesting for readers. Highly Recommended.” – CM: Canadian Review of Materials

Carol Matas is an internationally acclaimed author of forty-eight books for children and young adults. Her best-selling work has been translated into over a dozen languages including Spanish, French, Japanese, Korean and Danish.

Carol’s books have been recognized with over 100 awards and honors including the Sydney Taylor award, The Geoffrey Bilson award, the Silver Birch award, two Canadian Jewish Book Awards, and two nominations for the Governor General’s Award.

Carol is represented by Amy Tompkins.

Congratulations Carol!