Miriam Roth was a beloved Israeli children's book author. She was awarded the Bialik Prize and the Zeev Prize for Literature.
She also received the Esther Rabinovich Award (1978), the Ze'ev Prize for Lifetime Achievement (1990) and the UNICEF Prize for Tale of Five Balloons (1998)
Miriam Roth was a preeminent pioneer of Israeli preschool education, author and scholar of children's literature, with a long career as a kindergarten teacher and educator . Many of the children's books she wrote became Israeli best-selling classics.
She published 23 books for children during her lifetime, some of which became best sellers, and six books on education and children's literature.