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Carmela Rubin, Shira Naftali (Editors)
The Rubin Hebrew Aleph-Bet Book

Published 2005
52 pages, hardcover, 22X22,
retail price 12 Euro

Also by Carmela Rubin
and Shira Naftali:
The Rubin Book Of Numbers


ISBN: 965-7120-46-2

The Rubin's ABC invites children to learn to read in an exciting and charming way the 22 Hebrew alphabet letters and words beginning with each letter. Next to every letter there are details from Rubin's famous and loved paintings, full of life and joy. This beautiful combination of details from the paintings triggers the curiosity of the young reader and is a wonderful opportunity to get to know Israeli art at its best.

The painter Reuven Rubin was born in Romania in 1893 and immigrated to Israel (then Palestine) in 1912 in order to study painting at the Bezalel Academy in Jerusalem. He continued his studies in Paris, and in 1922 returned to Israel to settle there. Till the end of his life he felt drawn to the landscape and people of Israel and painted them with the enthusiasm of a man who has found his home. Reuven passed away in 1974. His home, on Bialik Street in Tel Aviv, presently houses the Reuven museum and offers a permanent exhibition of the best of his paintings.

"From babies to ships, the magical works of Rubin are assured to enrich your first reading moments, and the blue lamb will follow you on your most beautiful dreams."

Yedioth Ahronoth

"A first and friendly rendez-vous with classical Israeli art."

Ha'aretz

"There are 22 letters in the Hebrew alphabet, and I don't know of a more beautiful and more magical way to play with them and learn them."

Ma'ariv

"A beautiful album to learn the alphabet which is also a cultural treasure to have on the art book shelf in every house... if there are Israeli classics, Rubin's paintings should be part of them."

Timeout Tel Aviv