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E p s t e i n , M o r r i s . M y h o l id a y s t o r y b o o k .
Y o r k ,
Ktav, 1953. n.p.
The meaning of the Jewish holidays unfolds through the adventures o f two
children, (ages 6-9)
--------- . Tell me about God and prayer. Illustrated by Lawrence Dresser. New
York, Ktav, 1953. 64 p.
In a simple, convincing way, the author helps a child understand how he is
identified with the past, linking the Jewish child of today with the great events
of his heritage. The incidental verses are rhythmical and easy to remember,
(ages 5-8)
F i t c h , F l o r e n c e M a r y .
A book about God. Illustrated by Leonard Weisgard.
New York, Lothrop, Lee, and Shepard, 1953. n.p.
Simply written and beautifully illustrated, the theme of the book is that
God is seen in everything about us — the sky, air, all growing things, and the
sea. (ages 6-9)
F r e e h o f , L i l l i a n
S. Star light stories: holiday and Sabbath tales. Illustrated
by Jessie B. Robinson. New York, Bloch, 1953. 96 p.
An exceedingly modern and highly imaginative collection, gaily illustrated,
of charming stories which bring the environment and activities of the child
into happy harmony with Judaism and its traditions, (ages 7-10)
--------- . Stories of King David. Illustrated by Seymour R. Kaplan. Philadelphia,
Jewish Publication Society, 1952. 161 p.
Twenty stories from the Midrash, each centering about an incident in the
life of David, King of Judah and Israel, (ages 8-12)
--------- . Second Bible legend book. Illustrated by Lillian Port. New York, Union
of American Hebrew Congregations, 1952. 238 p.
Imaginative and meaningful rabbinic stories woven into the biblical accounts
of the life of Moses, (ages 7-11)
F r e e h o f , S o l o m o n
B. In the House of the Lord: worship and our prayerbook.
New York, Union of American Hebrew Congregations, 1952. 184 p.
A discussion of prayer, (ages 13-16)
G a e r , J o s e p h .
Holidays around the world. Illustrated by Anne Marie Jauss.
Boston, Little, Brown, 1953. 221 p.
A collection of stories descriptive of the festival days of all the great religions.
Holiday customs of the Chinese, Hindus, Jews, Christians and Moslems,
(ages 10-14)
--------- . Young heroes of the living religions. Illustrated by Anne Marie Jauss.
Boston, Little, Brown, 1953. 215 p.
Stories of the childhood and youth of the founders of twelve of the most
important living religions in the world today, including Abraham, Moses and
David, (ages 10-14)
G a m o r a n , M a m i e G .
The new Jewish history: from Abraham to the Maccabees.
Illustrated by Bruno Frost. Book I. New York, Union of American Hebrew
Congregations, 1953. 248 p.
A skillful teacher’s approaches through various modern practical aids and
interpretations of Jewish history. She stresses the Jews’ achievements in the
areas of social, religious and cultural values, (ages 11-15)
G a r v e y , R o b e r t .
Happy holiday. Illustrated by Ezekiel Schloss. New York,
Ktav, 1953. 88 p.
An attractively illustrated book of delightful stories, (ages 6-10)
--------- . When I t ’s Passover. When It’s Purim. Pictures by Laszlo Matulay.
New York, Ktav, 1954. n.p.
A striking novel introduction to the festivals of Passover and Purim, reading
from both ends. The gay laminated covers are almost too lurid in design and
color for the age level for which the book is projected, (ages 5-8)
G r a n d , B e n Z io n B e n I s r a e l .
will make of thee a great nation. New
York, William-Frederick Press, 1952. 204 p.
An attempt to illuminate the spiritual and cultural heritage of Israel from
the days of Abraham to the present, (ages 14-16)
J o n e s , R u t h F o s d i c k .
Boy of the pyramids. Illustrated by Dorothy Bayley
Morse. New York, Random, 1952. 140 p.