search
Home  \  Authors  \  Authors  \  Daniella Carmi  \ 

A Journey on a Scooter

Daniella Carmi
AGE: 5-8

This appears to be an innocent journey on a scooter, with a boy called Yaki. But he isn`t traveling alone – behind him on the scooter is Ramona, an older woman with a violin on her back. The beauty of Daniella Carmi`s charming story lies in an idea that the reader will only discover when s/he reads it the second time. The journey is through Tel Aviv, the first Hebrew city, but also through Jaffa, Tel Aviv`s older sister, where Arabs and Jews live side by side. Yaki is fascinated by details like a snail, a lizard`s tail and a red motorcycle. He’s also curious to find the surprise awaiting him in Ramona`s case while she looks for a quiet house where she can play her violin. It’s hard to find quiet in the big, noisy city but Ramona doesn`t give up. And so we wander with them, looking for a house with character  from the time when Tel Aviv was small and you could hear violin music coming from people`s homes. Ramona, who has a romantic soul, ignores the high rises and takes no notice of the ordinary house where her friend Misha the cellist, a Russia immigrant, now lives. She prefers old houses and is sorry that lovely buildings like the poet Bialik`s home and the first city hall are being replaced by towers that shut out the sky. At a certain point Yaki gets tired, so Ramona takes over on the scooter and takes them to Jaffa. There they come to an abandoned house that still has some of its old beauty. Ramona explains that the family who lived there had to leave and couldn`t take their piano. She is a bit sad, but then she takes out her violin and begins to play. And here, Ramona finally opens the case: next to the violin there`s a little chick, a gift for Yaki.


English translation available (for publishers only)

Carmi A Journey on a Scooter
Title A Journey on a Scooter
Author’s Last Name Carmi
Author's First Name Daniella
Genre children-picture bk
Publisher (Hebrew) Am Oved
Year of Publication (Hebrew) 2003
No. Pages 30 pp.
Book title - Hebrew (phonetic) Masa Al Korkinet: Masa Bein Batei Tel-Aviv-Yafo
Representation Represented by ITHL

Translations

 
NEWS
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!
Details...
Congratulations to Ronit Matalon, the recipient of the 2017 Brenner prize for her book 'And the Bride Closed the Door". And, congratulations to Amir ziv, the recipent of the first ever Brenner prize for debut novels.
Ronit Matalon's book tells the story of Margie, a young bride, who shuts herself up in her mother's bedroom and declares that she won’t get married. Her family gathers at the locked door, not knowing what to do. Amir Ziv tells a story that begins as an apparently routine correspondence between a prying citizen, secretly in love with his neighbor, and a conscientious municipal clerk, and developes into an uncovering of a great underlying drama.
Details...
The fourth German-Hebrew/Hebrew-German translation workshop April 29 to May 5, 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: Sunday, April 29, 2018 until Saturday, May 5, 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, birkenhauer@013.net and Gadi Goldberg, gadi.goldberg@gmail.com
Details...
Ayelet Gundar-Goshen's "Waking Lions" is one of the 100 notable books of 2017 of the "New York Times".

Details...
Congratulations to Zeruya Shalev and Shifra Horn for receiving the 2017 Adei Wizo Prize.

Details...
Ayelet Gundar-Goshen's "Waking Lions" is longlisted for the 2018 International Dublin Literary Award
Ayelet Gundar-Goshen's "Waking Lions" is longlisted for the 2018 International Dublin Literary Award! The books on the longlist are selected by 400 libraries worldwide. Titles are nominated on the basis of ‘high literary merit’ as determined by the nominating library.
Details...
Call for application: Artists in Residence Programme in Austria. Please note the deadline: September 18th, 2017.
In co-operation with KulturKontakt Austria, the Austrian Federal Chancellery makes available 50 residencies to visual artists / art photographers / composers / video and media artists / writers / literary translators and arts and cultural educators in Vienna and Salzburg for the year 2018. For more details:
Details...
ITHL director on Grossman's win
"Grossman winning is not only his own achievement, but the achievement of the Hebrew literature as a whole", - Nilli Cohen on the first Hebrew author to receive Man Booker International Prize. Click here for the full article in Hebrew.
Details...
Yitzchak Mayer's personal website goes live
English edition of Yitzchak Mayer's amazing "Silent Letter" is about to come out with Mosaic Press. Learn more about the author's incredible life story on his brand new website.
Details...
 
MHL - New webzine starting soon!