Page 26 - Jewish Book Annual Volume 10 (1951-1952)

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J EWI SH BOOK ANNUAL
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Israel. Our world cut-out
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the month. Illustrated
b y
Hugh
Laidman. Buffalo, Foster and Stewart, 1950.
This attractive cut-out book on Israel contains an average family, their
house, their means of transportation, a variety of their customs, and some of
their household articles. There is also a puzzle map to show the place of
Israel in the world. It serves rather to develop manual skill than original
thought or imagination, (ages 7-11).
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S. The littlest chime. Illustrated
b y
Hal Bacheim. Cincinnati,
Union of American Hebrew Congregations, 1950.
An exciting story about the smallest chime in big grandfather’s clock; how
it left the clock on a tour to inspect the Hanukkah presents in the house and
escaped misfortune in the nick of time. Recommended for primary grades,
(ages 5-8).
-------- , The runaway candle. Illustrated by Hal Bacheim. Cincinnati, Union of
American Hebrew Congregations, 1950.
A delightful little story about the successful adventure of an orange-colored
candle that wanted to be a Hanukkah candle so that it might burn brightly
for the cause of freedom. Recommended for young children, (ages 5-8).
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Good Shabbos, everybody. Illustrated by Maurice Sendak.
New York, United Synagogue Commission on Jewish Education, 1951.
Both parents and kindergarteners will welcome this book for the four-year
old for its warmth and its good Shabbos spirit.
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. Meier Shfeya: a children’s village in Israel. Photographs by Tim
Gidal. New York, Behrman House,
1950. 44
p.
The story of the children’s village in Israel supported by Junior Hadassah.
The story is warm and human, and is greatly enhanced by the superb photo-
graphs of Tim Gidal. (ages 9-11).
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Pupil’s activity book for
Days and Ways.
Cincinnati,
Union of American Hebrew Congregations, 1950. 133 p.
Contains quizzes, construction material, tests and games for use with
Days
and Ways
by Mamie Gamoran. (ages 9-12).
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The story of Noah. Cincinnati, Union of American Hebrew
Congregations, 1950.
With many beautiful illustrations, (ages 4-6).
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Noah and his ark. Boston, Little, Brown, 1950. 48 p.
The language and style are very pleasant, (ages 5-8).
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Coat of many colors. Philadelphia, J. B. Lippincott, 1950. 165 p.
Utilizing the discoveries of archeologists, the author has made the life and
times of Joseph real and vivid. She uses direct quotations from the Bible for her
dialogue. But she uses the story as a peg on which to hang a Christological
reference; the book is not recommended for the Jewish home or school library,
(ages 9-12).
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M. The dreidel who wouldn’t spin. Illustrated by Laszio
Matulay. New York, Behrman House, 1950.
The story will be enjoyed by any child who wants a new version of the
Festival of Hanukkah. Charming illustrations, (ages 5-8).
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The golden mountain: chassidic tales and legends. Illustrated
b y
Mark Szivarc. New York, Behrman House, 1951.
A welcome reprint of this classic, containing beautiful chassidic stories.
Recommended for teen-agers, as well as for adults.
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Children’s Megillah. Cincinnati, Union
o f
American Hebrew
Congregations, 1950.
About two yards in length and ten inches in height is this colorful illustrated
Children's Megillah
by Lillian Port and edited by Dr. Emanuel Gamoran.
The text of the story of Purim is in verse suitable for young children. Highly
recommended, (ages 5-8).