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Whistle of the Bargools

Shlomit Cohen-Assif
AGE: 6-10

One day, in a far-off kingdom, the queen dies. The prince, of course, is very sad. So the palace servants go hunting for a baby elephant to cheer him up. The prince is delighted and decides to call him Luma-Luma. He even appoints a special minister, named Elephminister, to care for his every need. But "because of the joy in his own eyes, the prince didn`t see the sadness in the elephant`s eyes." Eventually, however, he realizes that the baby elephant misses his mother, just like he does, so he comes up with a plan. And then his friend, the palace gardener, tells him about the Bargools, a people who draw magical powers from a crystal ball. So the two set out to find a Bargool. When they meet one, he lends them his power for their spectacular rescue mission, and they take Luma-Luma, whose name is actually Titilin, back to the forest.

Illustrations: Tamar Nahr-Yanai 

Cohen-Assif Whistle Bargools
Title Whistle of the Bargools
Author’s Last Name Cohen-Assif
Author's First Name Shlomit
Genre children
Publisher (Hebrew) Sifriat Poalim
Year of Publication (Hebrew) 2009
No. Pages 60 pp.
Book title - Hebrew (phonetic) Shtikat Ha-Bargolim
Representation Represented by ITHL
"An original, extraordinary book" The Brenner prize committee
Congratulations to Noga Albalach, winner of the 2018 Brenner prize for her book "The Old Man (Farewell)".
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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Congratulations to Sami Berdugo and Shoham Smith, recipients of the 2018 Bialik Prize, one of the most prestigious literary prizes in Israel!

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!
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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