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To Myself

Galila Ron-Feder-Amit
AGE: 11-14

To Myself is the first book in the Zion series, listed separately on the Author page.

After his parents abandoned him, teenage Zion grew up with his grandmother in a poor neighborhood and started going round with young delinquents. Now he`s been placed in foster-care with the Sharoni family, and he tells his story. At first, Zion behaves badly. He finds the Sharoni`s middle-class life strange, and he sneers at their studious, musical son Nir. But slowly he grows to like and admire their cultivated life. A visit home sets him back, and his old friends make fun of him. Finally, he runs away and meets Batya, a free spirit who offers him comfort and friendship.
The screen adaptation of To Myself won first prize at both the Frankfurt and the Vienna Children’s Film Festivals.


To Myself
Title To Myself
Author’s Last Name Ron-Feder-Amit
Author's First Name Galila
Language(s) English, German, French, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Serbian, Spanish
Genre youth
Publisher (Hebrew) Milo
Year of Publication (Hebrew) 1976
No. Pages 120 pp.
Book title - Hebrew (phonetic) El Atzmi
Representation Represented by ITHL

Translations

English: New York, Adama Books, 1987
French: Paris, Castor Poche/Flammarion, 1993
German: Weinheim, Beltz & Gelberg, 1996
Spanish: Madrid, SM Ediciones, 1998; 2008
Italian: Casale Monferrato, Piemme, 2000
Chinese: Shanghai, China Juvenile & Children Pub., 2001
Korean: Seoul, Kyelim, 2003
Japanese: Tokyo, Ca et La Shobo, 2005
Serbian: Belgrade, Book & Marco, 2008
 
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