About - The People Behind the Project
A well known and respected children’s books writer from Israel.
Her first book was published in -1982. Since then more than 90 books
have come out. All are living titles and in demand. Mirik Snir’s
books help children to acquire reading and writing in Hebrew, in Israel
and abroad, not only to understand what is read, but also to love it.
The books are found in the majority of households, schools and
kindergartens, in the conventional education as well as in alternative
education. Educators use her books with great joy and success to teach
proficiency in language.
Mirik Snir lectures on various subjects related to education and
regards it as her mission to voice children's issues to parents,
teachers and educators. In her lectures she combines dramatized
plays, brought from the sources, and sayings of children. Mirik Snir
believes with all her heart that language builds connection. The height
of interpersonal connection is love. The opposite of connection is an
Island, non connection, not talking from which arises violence.
Eclipsed and weak communication in early childhood, can take on
violent expression later on, whereas rich language and a childhood that
builds trust, will strengthen and increase the love of man in the world.
A gifted Artist joined Mirik eight years ago. Sonia created tirelessly
and freely, with depth and with unbridled imagination. Her unique
personality influenced the initiative greatly. The process of choosing
from the plentitude of illustrations combined with biblical text
greatly challenged and excited us. We advanced in this exhausting and
inspiring journey, slowly, cautiously and aware of the size of the task.
From the first step, Mirik's Mother, Rachel Segel Rabinowitz, teacher and
woman of values, and her father,
a man with great understanding of the heart. Both of them accompanied
Mirik in the long and winding process and were an unending source of
Ruti Kantor and her studio crew
worked with us for many years. They got excited and dreamed with us.
They supported us professionally and offered us typographical,
artistic,and design solutions.
Yael Biran, Mirik’s
sister that has worked for years as a teacher in mixed education,
secular and religious, connected with us in the last years and was an
important link in consolidating the contents and the final design of
Eleor Snir, Mirik’s
daughter, designed with charm and understanding the special words, that
one can “read” them without knowing how to read.
Rudy Lamprecht, an art
collector from Switzerland- supported us during the long stage of
development and gave us a space to dream.
Israel Snir, Mirik’s
partner, supported the initiative at every phase and in every way and
thanks to him it could be completed.
Keren Amram from “Feather
Publishing” helped greatly at the final stage of design and
preparation for printing, with creativity, initiative, and patience.
With great fortune and help from above we were joined by two great
people. Elizabeth and Dima Shneider.
They brought together the final stages- the transition from a designed
vision to a computer model and finally to a printed book.
Along the long and bumpy road, whose difficult curves and great heights
we won’t expand on now, we consulted with secular and religious.
The feedback we collected was of great value and we are thankful for
them. At every stage we felt, the crew and I that our work is needed
and wanted and many await its completion.