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Ephraim Sidon

Ephraim Sidon was born in Tel Aviv in 1946, and was a member of Kibbutz Nir Yitzhak for a number of years. He majored in history and theater at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Since 1972, Sidon has written weekly satirical columns in various major newspapers. He writes for the theater, and has written for a wide variety of TV programs, including drama, entertainment and satire. Sidon has published

many books for children, a number of which have been adapted for the stage. He was awarded the Bialik Prize (2004), the ASSITEJ Israel Award for Lifetime Achievement in the field of children & youth theater (2016) and the Lifetime Achievement Prize for Television from the Israeli Academy of Film and Television (2016).


Ephraim Sidon

Books Published in Hebrew

CHILDREN (selected)
Poems with Juice (children-picture bk), Keter, 1977 [Shirim Be-Mitz]
Baldy Heights [with Yossi Abolafia] (children-picture bk) , Am Oved, 1980 [Ma’aleh Karahot]
The Angel (children), Keter, 1985 [Ha-Malach]
The Garden on the Bald Head (children-picture bk), Keter, 1983 [Ha-Gan Al Ha-Karahat]
Tales of Ferdinand Fedasort, for Short (children-picture bk) , Keter, 1976, 2015 [Alilot Ferdinand Pedatzur Be-Kitzur]
Uzu and Muzu from Kakamaruzu (children-picture bk) , Keter, 1987, 2015 [Uzu U-Muzu Mi-Kfar Kakaruzu]
Surely A-B-C (children-picture bk), Keter, 1988 [Beʹemet Alef-Beit]
Naughty Rhymes for Good Children (children-picture bk), Keter, 1991 [Shirim Raʹim Li-yeladim Tovim]
Fox Tale [with Yossi Abolafia] (children-picture bk), Keter, 1992 [Zanav U-Dvash: Sefer U-Mashal Al Dov Ve-Shual]
The Isle of Nonsense (children-picture bk) , Keter, 1993 [Sipur Muzar U-Maleh Timahon Al Ha-Ee Ha-Katan Ha-Ee Higayon]
Glizo the Wanderer (children-picture bk) , Keter, 1997 [Glitzo Yotze Lindod Ba-Drachim O Ma Kore Be-Armonot Ha-Melachim]
Young Versus Old (children-picture bk) , Am Oved, 2005 [Ha-Krav Ha-Rishon Be-Nahal Kshishon]
The Bible In Rhymes [5 vols] (children), Am Oved, 2003-2009 [Ha-Tanach Ba-Haruzim]
BaaBaa the Black Sheep (children-picture bk), Agam, 2006 [BaaBaa Ha-Kivsa Ha-Shchora]
BaaBaa the Birtyday Sheep (children-picture bk & DVD), Agam, 2008 [BaaBaa Kivsat Yomuledet]
Holey (children-picture bk) , Keter, 2008 [Chorani]
Haggadah of Pesach in Rhymes (children), Keter, 2008; 2009 [Haggadh Shel Pesach Ba-Haruzim]
A Heartful Story (children-picture bk), Keter, 2009 [Sipur Me-Ha-Lev]
Mishlei Mishlei: King Solomonʹs Wisdom (children-picture bk), Keter, 2010 [Mishlei Mishlei: Hochmat Shlomo Ha-Melech]
BaaBaa the Traveling Sheep (children-picture bk & videorecording), Agam, 2010 [BaaBaa Kivsat Ha-Masaʹot]
More or Less (children-picture bk), Agam, 2011 [Ha-Hi Al Ha-Ee]
Nothing But the Truth (children-picture bk), Keter, 2012 [Kol Ha-Emet]
Aba Gavrhana [with Meskie Shibru] (children), Agam, 2013 [Taʹaluley Aba Gavrhana]
Crowded at Home (children-picture bk), Am Oved, 2013 [Tzafuf Ba-Bayit]
The Unfulfilled Dream (children), Am Oved, 2013 [Ha-Chalom She-Lo Hitgashem]
BaaBaa the Champion Sheep (children-picture bk & DVD), Agam, 2014 [BaaBaa Ha-Kivsa Ha-Alufa]
Shifka the Good Witch (children-picture bk), Kinneret, 2015 [Shifka Ha-Machashefa Ha-Tova]
King of Salt and Prince of Pepper (children-picture bk), Am Oved, 2015 [Melech Ha-Melach U-Nsich Ha-Pilpel]
Moshe and the Young Gaot (children-picture bk), Keter, 2015 [Moshe Ve-Ha-Gdi: Al Pi Agadat Chazal]
David and the Spider (children-picture bk) , Keter, 2017 [David Ve-Ha-Akavish]
Funny Grandpa (children-picture bk), Am Oved, 2017 [Shtuyot She-Saba Omer]
Friendly Shapes (children-picture bk), Keter, 2017 [Sipur Al Tzurot: Kama Tov Lihiyot Beyachad]
Mixing Colors (children-picture bk), Keter, 2017 [Sipur Al Tzva'im: Eich Kara Davar Kazeh Matzchik]

Books in Translation

Spanish: Mexico City, Fondo de Cultura Economica, 1998; 2000; 2003; 2009; 2012; 2016
Arabic: Haifa, Center for Arabic Literature, 2000
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.
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:
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:
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: And for more details about the title click here:
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.
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.
MHL - New webzine starting soon!