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Kite Kid

Shlomit Cohen-Assif
AGE: 7-12

This is an enchanting fairytale about Tinbu, the captivating kite boy, who dreams of sailing the oceans. The story tells us about Tinbu`s exploits on a magical, unforgettable journey and is written with a wealth of imagination and creativity. Tinbu builds colored kites whose many shapes decorate the sky, and he teaches Lori their secret. He also tells her how important it is to love, to long for things and to feel, even when there is danger at sea. During the journey, Tinbu has to stand up to the wickedness of Captain Pachela and to Rajoka Joka, the dangerous sea monster. When he is in trouble he is helped by his friends-the mice in the ship`s hold, Lori and her father, but mainly by his magical kites and the advice of his dead parents that he carries in his heart. At the story`s end, evil Captain Pachela feels remorse for his cruelty. We see the love that lives in every creative work-even kite building-and the power of dreams and wishing. Around Tinbu, the blue shadows on the ocean, the whistling of the wind, the seashells, the sand and the colored kites are as magical as the story itself.

Illustrations: Ilan Adar

Kite Kid
Title Kite Kid
Author’s Last Name Cohen-Assif
Author's First Name Shlomit
Genre children
Publisher (Hebrew) Sifriat Poalim/ Hakibbutz Hameuchad
Year of Publication (Hebrew) 2006
No. Pages 63 pp.
Book title - Hebrew (phonetic) Naʹar Ha-Afifonim
Representation Represented by ITHL


"An original, extraordinary book" The Brenner prize committee
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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 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!
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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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