Ora Ayal

Ora Ayal (1946-2011) was born in Jerusalem. She studied at the Bezalel Academy of Art and received a degree in mathematics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Ayal created games, stories, and activities for teaching elementary-level math. She also translated adult and children`s books from Italian into Hebrew. Ayal wrote and illustrated eight books for children and illustrated over 100 books. She was awarded the Israel Museum Prize for Illustration (1994).

Ora Ayal

Books Published in Hebrew

Morning Comes, Keren Or, 1975 [Boker Ba]
Ugbu, Sifriat Poalim, 1977; Ayalot, 2000 [Ugbu]
One Tuesday Morning, Sifriat Poalim, 1985; boarder bk: 2011 [Boker Bahir Ehad]
The Great War (children-picture bk) , Sifriat Poalim, 1986 [Ha-Milhamah Ha-Adirah]
One Dark Night, Sifriat Poalim, 1988; board bk: 2011 [Laila Hashuch Ehad]
A Girl All by Herself, Keter, 1992 [Yalda Levadah]
A Surprise for Hagar, Ministry of Education Culture and Sport, 1995 [Haftaʹa Le-Hagar]
Hanna Banana, Ayalot, 1996 [Savta Shel Hanna Banana Bishla Daysa]

Books in Translation

The Adventures of Chester the Chest
English: New York, Harper & Row, 1982

English: New York, Harper & Row, 1979
Arabic: Bnei Brak, Sifriat Poalim, 2014

One Tuesday Morning
English: London, Dobson Books, 1980