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A Story about Ya’ir

Lea Goldberg
AGE: 3-6

Written by one of Israel`s most renowned poetesses, this is a delightful rhyming tale about the friendship between Ya’ir and his furry cat-friend, Sa'ir - which in Hebrew means "full of hair." Of course, nature has made them rather different, but this doesn`t bother them at all. So on this particular day:

Ya’ir and Sa’ir decide to go out,

To get some air and walk about.
The sun tans Ya’ir, and splashes
freckles on his face,
But the hairy cat remains without a trace.

When their outing is over, they return home: one bright, white cat and one very tanned little boy. But neither Ya’ir nor Sa’ir mind at all - they remain good friends and drink a glass of milk together.
A Story about Ya’ir is told with sensitivity and humor, and very appealing rhymes.

Alona Frankel`s illustrations complete the experience and portray the adventures of these two good friends.

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Title A Story about Ya’ir
Author’s Last Name Goldberg
Author's First Name Lea
Genre children-picture bk
Year of Publication (Hebrew) 1946
Publisher 2 (Hebrew) Sifriat Poalim
Year of Publication 2 (Hebrew) 2006
No. Pages 23 pp.
Book title - Hebrew (phonetic) Sipur Al Ya’ir
Representation Represented by ITHL


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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 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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