LEVIN KIPNIS (
* 1 Biography * 2 Awards and honors
* 3 Bibliography
* 3.1 Books Published in
* 3.1.1 Children
* 3.2 Books in Translation
* 4 See also * 5 References
Kipnis was born in Ushomir in
Volhynian Governorate which was part of
Pale of Settlement
He decided to become a writer at the age of 13, after seeing the
With the outbreak of
World War I
In 1921, he managed an orphanage in
In 1928, Kipnis wrote plays and participated actively in the foundation of a children's theater, later known as "Teatron Hagananot" ("the preschool-teacher theater"), where some well known Hebrew performers such as Bracha Zfira and Sara Levi-Tanai participated.
In 1956, he retired from his job as an educator and dedicated his time to writing.
Kipnis's writing is characterized by a light and happy style, devoid
of pathos, yet rich and aesthetic. His collections in
Kipnis died in 1990 in Tel Aviv.
The archive of his work is at the
AWARDS AND HONORS
* In 1962, Kipnis was awarded the Yatsiv Prize for Children's Literature. * In 1976, he received the Lamdan Prize for Children's Literature. * In 1978, he was awarded the Israel Prize , for children's literature.
A street is named after him in Be\'er Sheva
BOOKS PUBLISHED IN HEBREW
* By the Ancestor's Grave, Berlin-Hasefer, 1923 * Aleph-Beit, Berlin-Hasefer, 1923 * A String, Omanut, 1923 * The Story of the Chick Who Wanted a New Mother, Omanut, 1923 * Shele-Pele, Dvir, 1925 * Shulamita, Dvir, 1925 * Velvet and Her Puppies, Dvir, 1925 * Listen and I Will Tell You, Dvir, 1925 * Hasty Goat, Dvir, 1926 * The Compassionate Donkey, Dvir, 1926 * The Exiled Palm Branch, Dvir, 1926 * The Queen of Geese, Dvir, 1926 * The Scarecrow, Dvir, 1927 * Country Children, Dvir, 1927 * The Story of the Wandering Apple, Dvir, 1927 * Four and a Bulb, Dvir, 1928 * The Story of a Paper Rose, Dvir, 1928 * Zamzuma, Dvir, 1928 * The Tiger Who Almost Changed Its Spots, Dvir, 1928 * Counting, Dvir, 1929 * Purim Spiel, Stybel, 1929 * The Sea's Gift, Stybel, 1930 * The Story of the Harbor, Stybel, 1930 * The Oil Jar, Stybel, 1930 * Butterflies, Dvir, 1930 * Who Is That? Dvir, 1930 * What Is That? Dvir, 1930 * Chanukah for Toddlers, L. Kipnis, 1932 * First Fruits, Kupat Hasefer, 1932 * The Blue Collection, I. Shimoni, 1939 * The Western Wall, Sion, 194- * Lit up Candles, Dfus Arieli, 1940 * Dew, I. Shimoni, 1941 * David and Goliath, Fisher, 1941 * What Do Animals Say? Fisher, 1942 * Folks, Massada, 1942 * 310 Riddles, Ever, 1943 * Good Morning, Massada, 1943 * The Festival of Light, Rudin, 1946 * Clandestine Children, Dvir, 1946 * My Kindergarten, Twersky, 1949 * My Holidays, Twersky, 1949 * Thus Spoke Grandpa, Stybel, 1950 * Lion the Hero, 1950 * First Kindergarten, Twersky, 1954 * The Extraordinary Path, Dvir, 1954 * Light, Dekel, 1957 * 150 Riddles, Karni, 1958 * Quiz for Children, Karni, 1958 * Playground, S. Zak, 1958 * Phanty the Elephant, S. Zak, 1959 * March!, S. Zak, 1959 * About Two and Four, Dvir, 1960 * The State of Israel, Karni, 1960 * Mr. Coxcomb Went to the Army, Sh. Zimenson, 1964 * Eliezer and the Carrot, Sh. Zimenson, 1964 * Chen Gave, Chen Took Away, Sh. Zimenson, 1964 * Under The Palm Tree, Kiriat Sefer, 1965 * A Nice Walk, Sh. Zimenson, 196- * My Friends, Sh. Zimenson, 196- * Biki In Disguise, Sh. Zimenson, 1966 * I Have a Light, Sh. Zimenson, 1966 * Six in a Little Bag, Sh. Zimenson, 1966 * Doron's Celebration in Tel Aviv, Sh. Zimenson, 1966 * Beit, Karni, 1967 * The Wagtail Builds a Nest, Kimchi, 1968 * Foxy's Visit to the Hen House, Kimchi, 1968 * Quiz on the Tora for Children, Karni, 1968 * First Grades, Sh. Zimenson, 1969 * This Is My Book, Twersky, 1969 * The Daffodil's Crown, Twersky, 1969 * Roni-Ron and the Spinning-Top, Kimchi, 1970 * A Good Citizen, Kimchi, 1970 * Etty Wants Cookies, Kimchi, 1970 * Open the Door, Kimchi, 1970 * Milli Loves Flowers, Sh. Zimenson, 1971 * Milli In the Country, Sh. Zimenson, 1971 * Milli Goes to the Kindergarten, Sh. Zimenson, 1971 * Milli at the Sea Coast, Sh. Zimenson, 1971 * Milli and Her Puppy, Sh. Zimenson, 1971 * Wear It Well!, Sh. Zimenson, 1971 * Shavuot, Sh. Zimenson, 1973 * The Tabernacles Festival, Sh. Zimenson, 1973 * Independence, Sh. Zimenson, 1973 * The Independence Story, Karni, 1973 * From Genesis, R. Mass, 1973 * Rosh Hashanah-Yom Kippur, Sh. Zimenson, 1973 * Fables, Sh. Zimenson, 1974 * Shabbat, Sh. Zimenson, 1974 * The 33rd Day of the Omer, Sh. Zimenson, 1974 * Who Is Brave?, Zelkovitz, 1975 * Tulips, Zelkovitz, 19.. * Walking in Fields and Forests, Zelkovitz, 1975 * Esty Is Looking for a Father, Bronfman, 1976 * Stories From the Bible, Sh. Zimenson, 1976 * Beetles, Bronfman, 1976 * Times, Sh. Zimenson, 1976 * Five Girls, Keter, 1977 * Aleph, Karni, 1977 * My State of Israel, Yaad, 1978 * Meromtzion, Sh. Zimenson, 1978 * Scarecrow th