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The Garden of Stars

Lea Goldberg
AGE: 3-6

Dan has a friend whose name is also Dan and they go to the same kindergarten.
The first Dan tells us about his friend:
Dan is different from me, he says, but he tells me his secrets because he`s my best friend.
And here is what the second Dan tells the first Dan: Every night before I go to sleep, I drink a magic potion and when I lie in bed wonderful things happen. Two airplanes come and fly me high in the sky. Then I land in a garden of stars, and I pick up the stars and put them in my hat. When my hat is full, I eat the stars, and each one has a different taste! Later, the star gardeners come to water the garden and they tell me to go home because it will soon be morning. Last night, they gave me star seeds as a gift to plant in my garden, and in a year, when they’ve grown, I`ll invite you to come and eat the stars in my garden.
The first Dan is fascinated by the second Dan`s story, but he isn’t sure that he`ll go: what if his friend`s story isn`t true?
Two children with the same name, but different personalities. The one soars off in his imagination, while the other doubts its truth. But both love good stories!

Illustrations: Ayelet Sharon

Goldberg Garden of Stars
Title The Garden of Stars
Author’s Last Name Goldberg
Author's First Name Lea
Genre children-picture bk
Year of Publication (Hebrew) 1949
Publisher 2 (Hebrew) Sifriat Poalim
Year of Publication 2 (Hebrew) 2011
No. Pages 32 pp.
Book title - Hebrew (phonetic) Gan Ha-Kochavim
Representation Represented by ITHL


"An original, extraordinary book" The Brenner prize committee
Congratulations to Noga Albalach, winner of the 2018 Brenner prize for her book "The Old Man (Farewell)".
Residencies in Vienna and Salzburg
In co-operation with KulturKontakt Austria, the Austrian Federal Chancellery offers 50 residencies in Vienna and Salzburg for the year 2019. Applications can be submitted for literature, literature for children and young adults and literary translations. Please note the deadline of September 30th, 2018.
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The Ministry of Culture and Sport announced the names of the winners of the Arik Einstein Veterans Artists Prize.
A prize of 50,000 NIS was given to each of the 21 artists who worked and are still working to promote Israeli culture in various fields -Music, dance, theater, plastic arts, cinema and literature. In the literature category the winners were Ronny Someck, Jacob Buchan and Shlomit Cohen-Assif. Also, Anat Masiach is among the recipient of the prize for debut literary works. Congratulations!
The fourth German-Hebrew/Hebrew-German translation workshop November 4th to 10th, 2018 Beit Ben-Yehuda, Jerusalem
After workshops in Berlin, Jerusalem and Straelen, the workshop will return to Jerusalem this spring. This workshop will focus on the participants translations. These are unfinished translations that have not yet been published. These will be sent to all participants. The workshop is open to 10 participants and is intended for literary translators with experience and publications. Workshop facilitators: Anne Birkenhauer and Gadi Goldberg Prerequisites: At least one published translation Duration: November 4th 2018 until November 10th, 2018 Location: Beit Ben-Yehuda, 28 Ein Gedi St., 93383 Jerusalem Participation fee: Participation (Accommodation and meals) is free of charge. Travel / flight expenses will be refunded. For more details and for the documents required for submitting application: Anne Birkenhauer, and Gadi Goldberg,
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