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Sunbirds at my Window

Tamar Bergman
AGE: 8-11

The life of birds is as fascinating as it is beautiful. This is what young Alon learns from his elderly neighbor, Ina, who has turned her kitchen window into a bird feeding station. Alon, who is particularly fond of the colorful sunbirds, invites his classmates to visit the feeding station and hopes that Galit will be interested in the birds, because he really likes her. Perhaps Galit`s interest will influence her father who wants the feeding station removed from the building because the birds dirty his lawn. The children in the class are very excited, and Galit offers to help Alon care for the birds. It looks as if everything has worked out well and Galit`s father isn’t in a bad mood any more, but then Ina suddenly falls ill and dies. However, Alon is comforted by her request that he take over the feeding station. Together, Alon and Galit care for birds that come to feed.

Illustrations: Christina Kadmon

English translation available (for publishers only)

Sunbirds at my Window
Title Sunbirds at my Window
Author’s Last Name Bergman
Author's First Name Tamar
Language(s) Hebrew, Japanese
Genre children
Publisher (Hebrew) Hakibbutz Hameuchad
Year of Publication (Hebrew) 1999
No. Pages 74 pp.
Book title - Hebrew (phonetic) Ina Afa Im Ha-Tziporim
Representation Represented by ITHL


Japanese: Tokyo, Fuzambo, 2003; 2004  

Where Is? (children)
English: Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 2002