To Myself is the first book in the Zion series, listed separately on the Author page.
After his parents abandoned
him, teenage Zion grew up with his grandmother in a poor neighborhood and started going round with young delinquents. Now he`s been placed in foster-care with the Sharoni family, and he tells his story. At first, Zion behaves badly. He finds the Sharoni`s middle-class life strange, and he sneers at their studious, musical son Nir. But slowly he grows to like and admire their cultivated life. A visit home sets him back, and his old friends make fun of him. Finally, he runs away and meets Batya, a free spirit who offers him comfort and friendship.
The screen adaptation of To Myself won first prize at both the Frankfurt and the Vienna Children’s Film Festivals.
|Title|| ||To Myself|
|Author’s Last Name|| ||Ron-Feder-Amit|
|Author's First Name|| ||Galila|
|Language(s)|| ||English, German, French, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Serbian, Spanish|
|Publisher (Hebrew)|| ||Milo|
|Year of Publication (Hebrew)|| ||1976|
|No. Pages|| ||120 pp.|
|Book title - Hebrew (phonetic)|| ||El Atzmi|
|Representation|| ||Represented by ITHL|
English: New York, Adama Books, 1987
French: Paris, Castor Poche/Flammarion, 1993
German: Weinheim, Beltz & Gelberg, 1996
Spanish: Madrid, SM Ediciones, 1998; 2008
Italian: Casale Monferrato, Piemme, 2000
Chinese: Shanghai, China Juvenile & Children Pub., 2001
Korean: Seoul, Kyelim, 2003
Japanese: Tokyo, Ca et La Shobo, 2005
Serbian: Belgrade, Book & Marco, 2008