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Yossi Abolafia

Yossi Abolafia, writer and illustrator of children`s books as well as cartoonist, was born in Tiberias in 1944. He has worked as a director, scriptwriter, and animator for Israel TV, Canadian TV, the Canadian Film Service, and independently in New York. He created a satirical comic strip for the daily newspaper, Maariv, and has been head of the Animation Unit at the Bezalel Academy of Art, where he is a senior lecturer. Abolafia has written several books for children (three of them co-authored with Ephraim Sidon) and illustrated over 100 books in Israel and the US. He has been awarded the Andersen Citation for Illustration twice, the Ben-Zvi Prize twice, and the Nahum Gutman Prize for Illustration  (1993).


Yossi Abolafia

Books in Translation

English (A Fish for Mrs. Gardenia): New York, Greenwillow Books, 1988

My Three Uncles
English: New York, Greenwillow Books, 1985

Yanosh's Island

English: New York, Greenwillow Books, 1987; New York, William Morrow, 1990
Arabic: Tel Aviv, Am Oved, 2012

Fox Tale
English: New York, Greenwillow Books, 1991; New York, Yearling Books, 1992



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