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sense of learning. I t is hoped that many books in the following
list of Jewish juveniles, published within the last two years, may
point the way.
A b r a h a m s , R o b e r t D .
The commodore: the adventurous life of Uriah
P .
Philadelphia, Jewish Publication Society, 1954. 191 p.
A fictionized biography of Uriah P. Levy, who ran away from home as a
lad to join the navy and rose to be the highest-ranking U. S. Naval officer by
the time of the Civil War. (ages 13-16)
A r o n i n , B e n . A
child’s book of prayer. Chicago, Goodman, 1953. n.p.
Rhymed prayers for daily use. (ages 6-9)
B a k e r , R a c h e l .
Sigmund Freud. New York, Messner, 1952. 201 p.
A biography of Sigmund Freud, Austrian Jewish doctor and world famous
founder of psychoanalysis. The life of the man, his trials and difficulties are
sympathetically and intelligently presented, (ages 14-16)
B i a l , M o r r i s o n D a v i d .
The Hanukkah story. Illustrated by Stephen Kraft.
New York, Behrman, 1952. n.p.
A child’s book of beauty, to love and enjoy, with a happy combination of
text and picture, (ages 8-11)
--------- . The Passover story. Illustrated by Stephen Kraft. New York, Behrman,
1952. n.p.
Well written and lucid presentation of how Passover is observed today, and
why. The story of Moses and the escape of the Jewish people from slavery
in Egypt is told graphically without loss of Biblical beauty and dignity. The
illustrations are good, and the Biblical scenes are unusually lovely in sim-
plicity and design, (ages 8-11)
B i s h o p , C l a i r e H u c h e t .
Twenty and ten. New York, Viking, 1952. 76 p.
The adventures of 30 children in France during the Nazi occupation. Twenty
of them ־were French who were taken to a shelter in the mountains by a Cath-
olic sister. The other ten were Jewish youngsters who found refuge with the
sister and her charges. How these children got along together in the face of
common danger and how they outwitted the Nazis form an appealing story,
(ages 8-11)
B o b r o w , D o r o t h y .
Tell me why: a primer for Judaism. Illustrated by Edwin
Herron. New York, Bookman Associates, 1954. 90 p.
Simple explanations, in question and answer form, of the history and
religion of Judaism.
B r a v e r m a n , L i b b i e L .
Children of freedom. Illustrated by Jessie
B .
New York, Bloch, 1953. 128 p.
Stories dealing with the creation of the third Jewish Commonwealth,
(ages 9-13)
C h i l d S t u d y A s s o c i a t i o n o f A m e r i c a .
Holiday storybook. Illustrated by Phoebe
Erickson. New York, Crowell, 1952. 373 p.
A collection of stories and poems that brings to life the importance and
excitement of the days we celebrate in America. The Jewish holidays are
treated by Deborah I. Offenbacher (Purim), Dorothy F. Zeligs (Passover),
Sydney Taylor (Rosh Hashanah), Judith Ish-Kishor (Hanukkah), and Joseph
Gaer (Sabbath), (ages 9-13)
C r o n b a c h , A b r a h a m .
Judaism for today: Jewish thoughts for contemporary
Jewish youth. New York, Bookman Associates, 1954. 148 p. (ages 14-16)
E i s e n b e r g , A z r i e l ,
ed. The Bar Mitzvah treasury. New York, Behrman, 1952.
320 p.
In this treasury, culled from ancient, medieval and modern Jewish literature,
the Bar Mitzvah boy is given an insight into Jewish spiritual values and an
opportunity to sense the beauty, dignity and moral grandeur of Jewish life,
(ages 12-16)
--------- . The confirmation reader. New York, Behrman, 1953. 258 p.
A special abridgment of
The Bar Mitzvah Treasury
becomes an eminently
suitable textbook for the confirmation class, (ages 12-16)