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Levin Kipnis
LEVIN KIPNIS ( Hebrew
Hebrew
: לֶוִין קִיפְּנִיס‎; 1 August 1894 – 20 June 1990) was an Israeli children\'s author and poet who wrote mainly in Hebrew
Hebrew
and Yiddish
Yiddish
. He won the Israel prize in 1978. CONTENTS * 1 Biography * 2 Awards and honors * 3 Bibliography * 3.1 Books Published in Hebrew
Hebrew
* 3.1.1 Children * 3.2 Books in Translation * 4 See also * 5 References BIOGRAPHYKipnis was born in Ushomir in Volhynian Governorate which was part of the Pale of Settlement
Pale of Settlement
of the Russian Empire
Russian Empire
(now in Ukraine
Ukraine
), into a family of 12. His father, Pessach, who was a shaliach tzibbur , sent him to study in a Cheder , which he didn't like because of the strict discipline. He showed a passion for the arts from a young age, painting and woodcarving. His father, who saw his potential, encouraged him to become a sofer stam . He wrote mezuzot to provide additional income for the family. He decided to become a writer at the age of 13, after seeing the Hebrew
Hebrew
children's magazine "Haprachim" ("the flowers"). In his attic, he wrote, illustrated and produced his own magazine, later submitting one of his stories, "the sick child" to the children's magazine. The story was published in 1910
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