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The Magician’s Book

Menahem Ben
AGE: 3-6

Menachem Ben introduces his readers to the wonderful, fanciful world of wizards. There's Dina the Queen of Wizards, a Wiz of a Cat, the Old Man who knows all the answers and a host of other magicians who can do all sorts of fantastic things and know lots of secrets. One of them can turn people into animals, another changes colors and yet another can see you but you can't see him! But the ultimate magician, says the author, is God. Because God created everything: the sky and the earth and all other things. And this is also why all magicians are really afraid of God - because if He says so, they won't be magicians any more.
The book is written as a series of whimsical poems, each brimming with puns, wit and musical rhythm. It has tremendous appeal for the young reader.

Illustrations: Tsion Keheela

English and Spanish translations available (for publishers only)

Ben_Magicians Book
Title The Magician’s Book
Author’s Last Name Ben
Author's First Name Menachem
Genre children-picture bk
Publisher (Hebrew) Keter
Year of Publication (Hebrew) 1988; new ed. 2002
No. Pages 18 pp.
Book title - Hebrew (phonetic) Sefer Ha-Kosmim
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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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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