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Devorah Omer

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Devorah Omer (1932-2013) was born at Kibbutz Maoz Haim. She completed her studies in 1952 and became a teacher. In addition to more than 100 books for children and youth that she wrote and adapted, she published plays, radio scripts, a novel for adults and personal columns in several children’s magazines. Omer was one of the most prolific and popular children’s writers in Israel. She received many awards including the Yatziv Prize (1959), the Lamdan Prize twice (1967; 1981), the Ministry of Education Prize (1973), the Prime Minister’s Prize (1979), an Andersen International Honor Citation, the Ze’ev Prize twice (1981,1991), the Janusz Korczak Medal, the Hadassah Prize (2002), the Ministry of Education Prize for Lifetime Achievemment (2005), the Israel Prize for Lifetime Achievement (2006) and the ACUM Prize for Lifetime Achievement (2012). Her bestselling books won the Book Publishers Association’s Gold and Platinum Prizes.

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