Uri Orlev





Uri Orlev


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January 01, 1931

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Uri Orlev (Hebrew: אורי אורלב; born Jerzy Henryk Orlowski in 1931) is an award-winning Israeli children's author and translator of Polish-Jewish origin. Born in Warsaw, Poland, he survived the war years in the Warsaw Ghetto and the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp (where he was sent after his mother was shot by the Nazis). After the war he moved to Israel. He began writing children's literature in 1976 and has since published over 30 books, which are often biographical. His books have been translated from Hebrew into 25 languages, while he himself has also translated Polish literature into Hebrew. One of his most famous books, which was also adapted as a play and as a film, is the semi-autobiographical The Island on Bird Street.

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The Island on Bird Street

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3.70 avg rating — 1,467 ratings — published 1981 — 21 editions
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Run, Boy, Run

4.06 avg rating — 1,087 ratings — published 2001 — 19 editions
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Man from the Other Side

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3.45 avg rating — 182 ratings — published 1991 — 10 editions
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Lydia, Queen of Palestine

3.93 avg rating — 123 ratings — published 1993 — 6 editions
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The Song of the Whales

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3.24 avg rating — 102 ratings — published 1997 — 5 editions
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The Lady with the Hat

3.44 avg rating — 39 ratings — published 1995 — 5 editions
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La abuela tejedora

4.25 avg rating — 16 ratings — published 1981 — 3 editions
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El Monstruo de la Oscuridad...

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La corona del drago

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3.65 avg rating — 20 ratings — published 1984 — 3 editions
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The Lead Soldiers

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3.35 avg rating — 17 ratings — published 1956 — 9 editions
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