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The Golden Chain: Best Hebrew Poems for Children [selected & ed. by Nira Harel]

AGE: 2-7

The Golden Chain is an anthology which brings together the most beautful children's poems ever written in Hebrew, from Bialik through Leah Goldberg to Yehonatan Geffen, and more.
The selection was made by leading children's author Nira Harel, who collected poems spanning a hundred years, in many different styles, and has created this classic anthology of Hebrew verse.

Illustrations: Batia Kolton

Harel Golden Chain
Title The Golden Chain: Best Hebrew Poems for Children
Author’s Last Name Harel
Author's First Name Nira
Language(s) Hebrew, French, Catalan (Spain), Spanish
Genre children
Publisher (Hebrew) Achuzat Bayit
Year of Publication (Hebrew) 2007
No. Pages 117 pp.
Book title - Hebrew (phonetic) Sharsheret Zahav
Representation Represented by ITHL


Catalan: Barcelona, Alreves, 2011
Spanish: Madrid, SinsEntido, 2011
French: Paris, Memo, 2011

Samir Gets Glasses
English: Tel Aviv, Massada, 1981


German: Wurzburg, Arena, 1982
Danish: Copenhagen, Sommer & Sorensen, 1982
English: London, Viking Kestrel, 1984

It's No Problem
English: London, Viking/Kestrel, 1984

Maria's School
English: New York, McGraw-Hill, 1992

Where is the Patience?
Arabic: Tel-Aviv, Am Oved, 1998

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