Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Tuvia Finds His Freedom Soon to be in Hebrew

Some months ago we brought out our first children's book: "Tuvia Finds His Freedom" written and photographed by Eliyahu and Shoshanah Shear. We are delighted to begin the new year by receiving the proof copy of the Hebrew translation of the same book. The book has been translated into Hebrew by Dana Baum who was born in Israel, lived for many years in South Africa and returned to Israel some years ago. We are very grateful for her superb translation. During her years outside of Israel, Dana managed to maintain her Hebrew at the same level as her English and her translation certainly shows a wonderful talent.

The Nikud (vowels) has been inserted by Rabbi Eliyahu Shear and proved to be quite a learning curve. Not only to make sure that the grammar is correct but also in learning about the various software programs that enable one to insert Nikud. Having completed the task of inserting the Nikud, Rabbi Shear had to alter the photographs to have Hebrew captions instead of English ones and then to complete all the formatting to ensure that the Hebrew version is the same as the English one. A big challenge was the cover. The English cover had been created using a template provided by CreateSpace. Obviously, this time the cover had to be reversed which the template did not permit as easily, thus necessitating creating a new cover. 

We are in the process of reviewing the book once more in all the necessary detail and look forward to sharing information of the Hebrew version of the book being available for purchase.

In the meantime, if you would like to pay for a book in advance, we are taking orders and will be happy to deliver as soon as the proof copy has been approved.

You can purchase the book in English or in Hebrew or in both. Why would you like both? Whether you would like to help your child to improve his / her reading in Hebrew and to gain excellent vocabulary or whether you would like him or her to maintain their English, having both books will assist with this. Likewise, the book can be fun for an adult to read in English and Hebrew. If you would like to make an advance purchase, please be in touch.

We look forward to sharing more updates regarding the Hebrew version of our children's book "Tuvia Finds His Freedom".

Shanah Tova

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