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Mira Meir

Mira Meir (1932-2016) was born in Lodz, Poland, and came to Israel as a young child. She was a member of Kibbutz Nachshon since its establishment in 1950. Meir studied Hebrew language and literature at Tel Aviv University. She worked as editor of books for children and young readers at Sifriat Poalim Publishing House from 1969 to 2010. She also edited a children's series for Yedioth Ahronoth Publishing House and taught children's book editing at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Meir published four collections of poetry, 25 books for children and a biography. She was awarded the Ze'ev Prize (1974), an International Andersen Honor Citation (1979), the Ze'ev Prize for Lifetime Achievement (2005) and the Prime Minister's Prize (2011).

Mira Meir

Books Published in Hebrew

POETRY
Thatʹs Not All, Sifriat Poalim, 1967 [Lo Hacol]
Underwater Land, Sifriat Poalim, 1970 [Ba-Aretz Ha-Hi Mitahat La-Mayim]
A Respite for Distances, Sifriat Poalim, 1979 [Orkah Le-Merhakim]
Captive Light, Sifriat Poalim, 1989 [Or Kaluh]
A Companionable Man, Sifriat Poalim, 1978 [Ish Reʹim]
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CHILDREN
What Do Fish Do When it Rains?, Massada, 1970 [Ma Osim Dagim Ba-Geshem?]
My Diary (The Diary of a Teenage Girl), Massada, 1972 [Ha-Yoman Sheli]
I Love to Draw, Sifriat Poalim, 1972 [Ani Ohev Letzayer]
Elena is Ilana (children) , Sifriat Poalim, 1977 [Alina Hi Ilana]
Once Upon a Time, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1975 [Maʹaseh She-Haya Kah Haya]
Orenʹs Turtle, Keter, 1977 [Ha-Tzav Shel Oren]
Puddley, Keter, 1977 [Shluli]
Ostrichʹs Awful Adventure, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1978 [Maʹaseh Nora Be-Bat Yaʹanah]
Whoʹs Guilty?, Sifriat Poalim, 1979; 2006 [Mi Ashem?]
Someone Finds a Flower, Keter, 1979 [Mishehu Motze Perah]
Someone Finds a Crown, Keter, 1979 [Mishehu Motze Keter]
The Boy Who Wouldn’t Sleep Alone (children-picture bk) , Sifriat Poalim, 1981 [Paʹam Haya Yeled She Lo Ratzah Lishon Levad]
The Journey of Benjamin of Tudela, Sifriat Poalim, 1984 [Masah Ha-Masaot Shel Beniamin Mi-Tudela]
Who Is What Is It, Keter, 1984 [Mi Hu Ze Ve-Eize Hu]
How Lovely, Sifriat Poalim, 1984 [Eyze Yofi]
Who Was What Was It?, Keter, 1986 [Mi Ze Haya, Ma Ze Yehiyeh]
Grandfather Amusement Park, Keter, 1990 [Saba Luna Park]
All Because of Chocolate Pudding, Massada, 1991 [Biglal Puding Shokolad]
A Party of Clouds, Kinneret, 1992 [Mesibah Shel Ananim]
Small Fry, Yedioth Ahronoth, 1994 [Ha-Dagig Michal]
Just Because He Wants To, Keter, 1995 [Ba Lo Ke-She Ba Lo]
Mira Meirʹs Giant Book, Am Oved, 1996 [Ha-Sefer Ha-Gadol Shel Mira Meir]
The Wonderful Journey of Hanatush, Yedioth Ahronoth, 1997 [Ha-Masah Ha-Muflah Shel Hanatush]
Dinaʹs Birthday, Sifriat Poalim, 2002 [Yom Huledet Le-Dina]
A Birthday Present, Korʹim, 2005 [Matana Le-Yom Huledet]
Omer and the Playfull Balloon (children-picture bk), Sifriat Poalim, 2007 [Omer Ve-Ha-Balon Ha-Shovav]

Books in Translation

Swedish: Stockholm, Hillelforlaget, 1981
English: Philadelphia, Jewish Publication Society, 1982
Arabic: Tel Aviv, Sifriat Poalim, 1997
German: Hamburg, Carlsen, 1998
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