Mirra Ginsburg

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Mirra Ginsburg (June 10, 1909 - 2000) was a 20th-century Jewish Russian-American translator of Russian literature, collector of folk tales and children's writer. Born in Bobruysk, Belarus, she moved with her family to Latvia and Canada before they settled in the United States.[1]


  • Kitten from One to Ten (1980) (Illustrated by Giulio Maestro)
  • The Sun's Asleep Behind the Hill (1982) (Illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky)
  • Asleep, Asleep (1992) (Illustrated by Nancy Tafuri)
  • Merry-Go-Round: Four Stories (1992) (Illustrated by Jose Aruego and Ariane Dewey)
  • The King Who Tried to Fry an Egg on His Head (1994) (Illustrated by Will Hillenbrand)


  1. ^ Rita Berman Frischer, Mirra Ginsburg 1909-2000, Jewish Women's Archive Encyclopedia

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