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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).

Alona Frankel

Books Published in Hebrew

CHILDREN
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]
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FICTION
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

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

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

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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.
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The second edition of the Letters of Israel festival will take place in Paris from September 8 to 18, 2017
After the success of its first edition, the Lettres d'Israël festival is gaining momentum, with an enriched program: meetings, conversations, readings , Theater, major authors and discoveries. Zeruya Shalev, Orly Castel-bloom, Ayelet Gundar-Goshen, Iris Argaman, and many more will participate. Click here for the full program:
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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:
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Yizhak Mayer: "Meet the Author" Event
Ambassador Yizhak Mayer, author of the moving book “Silent Letter” will hold a “meet the author” event in Netanya. For further info about the event: http://www.netanyaaaci.org.il/WebPages/BoxOfficePages/lectures2.htm And for more details about the title click here: http://www.ithl.org.il/page_15644
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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.
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Chana Bloch dies at 77
Chana Bloch, a revered poet and translator from Hebrew and Yiddish, has sadly passed away earlier this month. Among her many remarkable achievements is the wonderful translation of a collection of poems by Dahlia Ravikovitch​ (W. W. Norton & Company). Chana will be greatly missed.
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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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Dayan on feminism and writing
Following the release of "Transitions" in English, Yael Dayan talks to Lilith Magazine about her past aspirations and present pursuits. Click here to read the full interview.
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Gundar-Goshen's Op-Ed for Time
To mark the US publication of "Waking Lions" Ayelet Gundar-Goshen talks about the refugee crisis, internal walls and people behind them in the op-ed for Time. Click here to read the article.
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