Omer, Devorah

(1932- )
   One of Israel's most prolific and popular children's authors. Born in Kibbutz Maoz Haim, she completed her studies in 1952 and became a teacher. She has written more than 100 works of fiction and nonfiction for children and youth, as well as plays, radio scripts, a novel for adults, and personal columns in children's magazines. Among her better-known works of fiction are Tamar's Diary, My Father's Son, Sarah Aharonson Heroine, Omri's Adventures in the Summer of '67, To Love until Death, and Cradling Stone. Her works of historical nonfiction include The Story of Theodor Herzl, The Story of David Ben-Gurion, and The Story of Menachem Begin. Omer is the recipient of many national and international honors, including the Ministry of Education Prize for lifetime achievement (2005) and the Israel Prize for lifetime achievement (2006).

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