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Alona Frankel

Alona Frankel was born in in 1937 in Cracow, Poland. She spent World War II as a small child in the Lvov ghetto and after its liquidation, in hiding - first alone, later with her parents. She immigrated to Israel with her family in 1949. Frankel studied art at the Avni Institute. Now a bestselling children's author and illustrator, she has written and illustrated over 30 children's books, in addition to illustrating dozens of books by other authors. Her work has been exhibited both in Israel and abroad. Frankel has won numerous prizes for children's literature, including an Andersen Honor Citation (1982). A Girl, her first book for adults, was awarded the prestigious Sapir Prize (2005) and the Buchman Prize (Yad Vashem, 2005). She is also the recipient of the Prime Minister's Prize (2014) and the Devorah Omer Prize for Lifetime Achievement (2017).

Alona Frankel

Books Published in Hebrew

Once Upon a Potty (children-picture bk), Massada, 1975; Modan, 2002; Girl: 2007; board bk Boy; Girl: 2008 [Sir Ha-Sirim (Yeled; Yalda)]
The Family of Tiny White Elephants (children-picture bk), Massada, 1978; Modan, 1997; board bk: 2012 [Sefer Ha-Pilpilim]
Prudenceʹs Goodnight Book (children-picture bk), Massada, 1979; Modan, 1997 [Sefer Ha-Layla-Tov]
Leʹts Go - From Head to Toe (children-picture bk), Massada, 1979; Modan, 1997 [Tiyul Acher]
Angela The Little Devil (children-picture bk), Bitan, 1979 [Ha-Yom Ha-Ra Shel Tova]
Prudenceʹs Book of Food (children-picture bk), Massada, 1980; Modan, 1997 [Sefer Ha-Ochel]
One, Two, Three, What Can a Mushroom Be? (children-picture bk) , Bitan/ E. Lewin-Epstein, 1980; Bitan/ Modan, 2008 [Sefer Al Gamadim, Pitriyot U-Ma Od?]
A True Story (children-picture bk), Massada, 1981; Modan, 1997 [Sipur Me-Ha-Chayim]
Joshuaʹs Book of Clothes (children-picture bk), Massada, 1983; Modan, 1997 [Sefer Ha-Bgadim]
Joshuaʹs Counting Book (children-picture bk), Zmora-Bitan, 1983; board bk: 2017 [Sefer Ha-Misparim Shel Naftali]
The Book of Letters (children-picture bk), Zmora-Bitan, 1983; board bk: 2017 [Sefer Ha-Otiyot Shel Naftali]
The Moon Book (children-picture bk) , Zmora-Bitan, 1983 [Sefer Ha-Yareʹach]
A Princess of Dreams (children-picture bk) , Massada, 1984; Modan, 1998 [Baʹalat Ha-Chalomot]
There Is No One Like Mother (children-picture bk), Am Oved, 1985; Modan, 1992 [Ein Kmo Ima]
The Ship and the Island (children-picture bk) , Keter, 1985; Tamuz-Modan, 1988 [Ha-Sfina Ve-Ha-Ee]
A Fairy Tale (children-picture bk) , Zmora-Bitan, 1985 [Agada]
The Princess and the Caterpillar (children-picture bk) , Keter, 1987; Tamuz-Modan, 1992; Modan, 2006 [Sipur Al Nesicha, Pil, Sus, Kelev, Chatul, Kipod, Tzipor, Dvora Ve-Zachal]
Joshuaʹs Book of Manners (children-picture bk), Keter, 1990 [Sefer Ha-Nimusim]
I Want My Mother (children-picture bk), Keter, 1990; Modan, 2008 [Ani Rotzeh Et Ima Sheli!]
Day 1, Massada (children-picture bk), 1990 [Yom 1: Sefer Mischak]
From Armadillo To Octopus (children-picture bk), Massada, 1990 [Me-Armadil Ve-Ad Tmanun: Sefer Mischak]
Prudencʹes Babysitter Book (children-picture bk), Steimatzky, 1991 [Sefer Ha-Shmartaf]
Little Poem (children-picture bk), Yavne, 1993 [Shir Katan]
Old MacDonald Had A Farm (children-picture bk), Modan, 1995 [La-Dod Moshe Hayta Chava: Me-Achat Ad Eser Be-Livyat Ha-Tavim]
Prudenceʹs Get Well Book (children-picture bk), Modan, 1995 [Sefer Li-Vriut: Naftali U-Milchamto Ba-Chaydakim]
On Grandparentsʹ Farm (children-picture bk), Modan, 1996 [Ha-Bikur, O, Eich Osa Para]
The Moon and the Stars (children-picture bk), Modan, 1996 [Cochav Mi-Shamayim, O, Chalev Tziporim]
Saturday Morning, or: What Am I Going To Do Today (children-picture bk), Modan, 1999 [Shabat Ba-Boker, O, "Az Ma Ani Eʹeseh Ha-Yom?"]
What Should I Be? (children-picture bk) , Modan, 2003 [Ma Ani Rotzeh Lihiyot Ke-She Eheyeh Gadol?]
Grandma’s Porridge (children-picture bk) , Mapa, 2004; Modan, 2006 [Ha-Daysa Shel Savta]
Nanny Goat and the Seven Little Kids (children-picture bk), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2006 [Sipur Al Iza U-Gdayim Shivʹa]
Lullaby (children-picture bk), Modan, 2007 [Shir Eres: Be-Ikvot Shir Am Polani Atik]
Naftaliʹs Grandma Cooked Some Porridge (children-picture bk), Keter, 2007 [Savta Shel Naftali Bishla Daysa]
The Rose and the Bird (children-picture bk), Zmora-Bitan, 2007 [Ha-Shoshana Ve-Ha-Tzipor]
Why Joshua’s Name Is Joshua (children-picture bk) , Modan, 2009 [Lama Le-Naftali Korʹim Naftali]
Naftali's Bath Book (children picture-bk), Modan, 2014 [Sefer Ha-Ambatya Shel Naftali]
Noway and Naftali (children-picture bk), Modan, 2014 [Naftali Ve-Lobali]
Book Full of Love (Children-picture bk), Steimatzky, 2015 [Sefer Maleh Ahava: Eich Naftali Ba La-Olam]
Gnomes Vice Versa (children-picture bk), Modan 2016 [Gamadim Ve-Lehefech: Shlosha Sipuronim Al Shlosha Gamadim]
A Girl (autobiographical novel), Mapa, 2004 [Yalda]
Teen Years (autobiographical novel), Xargol/ Am Oved, 2009 [Naʹara]
A Woman (autobiographical novel), Xargol/ Am Oved, 2012 [Isha: Chayim U-Vaʹalei Chayim]

Books in Translation

Japanese: Tokyo, Suzuki, 2007

Once Upon a Potty - Boy
English: Hauppauge, New York, Barron`s, 1980; New York, HarperCollins, 1999; book & tape: 1999; New HarperFestival, 1979; 2002; New York, Firefly Books, 2007; New York/Ontario, Firefly Books, 2014
Spanish: Hauppauge, NY, Barron`s, 1986; New York, HarperCollins, 2002, New York/Ontario, Firefly Books, 2014
Swedish: Stockholm, Raben & Sjogren, 1978
Norwegian: Oslo, Tiden, 1978; 1985
Danish: Copenhagen, Borgen, 1985
Afrikaans: Johannesburg, Preskor, 1982
Dutch: Haarlem, Gottmer, 1980
Polish: Warsaw, Ludowa Spotdzielnia Wydawnicza, 2001
Japanese: Tokyo, Alicekan, 1980
Korean: Seoul, Bir/Minumsa, 2002
Chinese: Taipei, Taiwan Mac Education, 2004

Once Upon a Potty - Girl
English: Hauppauge, NY, Barron`s, 1984; New York, HarperCollins, 1999; book & tape: 1999; 2002; Firefly Books, 2007
Spanish: Hauppauge, NY, Barron`s, 1986; New York, HarperCollins, 2002
Danish: Copenhagen, Borgen, 1985
Dutch: Haarlem, Gottmer, 1980
Chinese: Taipei, Taiwan Mac Education, 2004

The Family of Tiny White Elephants
English: Hauppauge, NY, Barron`s, 1980; New York, Baby Matters, 1999
German: Vienna, Poseidon, 1982
Japanese, Tokyo, Alicekan, 1980

I Want My Mother
English: New York, HarperCollins, 2000

Joshua`s Counting Book
English: New York, HarperCollins, 2000

Prudence`s Baby-Sister Book
English: New York, HarperCollins, 2000

Prudence`s Book of Food
English: New York, HarperCollins, 2000
Japanese, Tokyo, Alicekan, 1980

Prudence`s Get Well Book
English: New York, HarperCollins, 2000

Prudence`s Goodnight Book
English: New York, HarperCollins, 2000
Japanese, Tokyo, Alicekan, 1980

Joshua`s Book of Manners
English: New York, HarperCollins, 2000

Joshua`s Book of Clothes
English: New York, HarperCollins, 2000

The Moon and the Stars
English: New York, HarperCollins, 2000

On Grandparents' Farm
English: New York, HarperCollins, 2001

A True Story
Japanese, Tokyo, Alicekan, 1980

A Girl
Polish: Warsaw, Nisza, 2007
English: Bloomington, Indiana University Press, 2016

Congratulations to Barabara Harshav for the 2018 PEN Medal for Translation!
The prize is given to a translator whose career has demonstrated a commitment to excellence through the body of their work. Barbara Harshav has been translating works from French, German, Hebrew and Yiddish for over twenty years and has currently published over forty books of translation. Among the many Hebrew authors she has translated: Yoram Kaniuk, Agnon, Yehudit Hendel, Yehuda Amichai and many more.
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!
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.
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, and Gadi Goldberg,
Ayelet Gundar-Goshen's "Waking Lions" is one of the 100 notable books of 2017 of the "New York Times".

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

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.
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.
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