Jonathan Yavin is an Israeli novelist and writer for children and YA. So far, he has written 17 books that were translated into several languages. His book “Pumpkin the Kitten” entered many educational programs as a textbook and sold over 200 thousand copies. The American edition of this book, along with the American edition of “A Night at the Playground”, were published In the USA2023 (Gefen Publishers, Ohio-Jerusalem). In 2012, Yavin was awarded the Prime Minister Levi Eshkol Prize for Writers and in 2006, his children book “Oh, Brother” received the Israeli Museum Prize for Illustration (art by Gilad Soffer). In 2022 Yavin founded “Mellel Publishing House”, launching his 4th fiction novel, “Loyal to None but Himself”.