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GOLDSTEIN — JEWISH JUVENILE BOOKS
The book presents an excellent picture of the period when the Jews were
slaves in Egypt, (ages 8-11)
K o h l , M a r g u e r i t e a n d Y o u n g , F r e d e r i c a . T h e h o l id a y b o o k . I l lu s t r a t e d b y
P h i l l ip M i l le r . N e w Y o r k , D a v i d M c K a y ,
1952. 214
p .
This book is a practical answer to problems of food, parties, table settings,
decorations, and things to make and do for the main holidays of the year.
Contains a chapter on Passover and Purim with selected recipes, (ages 11-15)
K l a p e r m a n , L ib b y
M. Adam and the first Sabbath. Illustrated by Lillian Port.
New York, Behrman, 1953. n.p.
The story of the creation of the world. Like its companion book on Abraham,
this simple little volume is not to be judged by size but rather by beauty of
text and format, (ages 6-9)
K r i p k e , D o r o t h y K .
Let’s talk about God. New York, Behrman, 1953. n.p.
This book is a milestone in Jewish publishing for theme and text and ex-
ecution of detail. It fills a great need as an answer to a difficult timeless ques-
tion which parents especially are called upon to answer. Mrs. Kripke, herself
a mother, endowed with both intelligence and imagination, offers a happy
solution in her book, (ages 6-10)
--------- . Rhymes to play. New York, Bloch, 1952. n.p.
A series of finger plays descriptive of the Sabbath and Jewish holidays.
Illustrated, (ages 4-7)
K u b i e , N o r a
B. The first book of Israel. Illustrated by the author.
N e w
York,
Franklin Watts, 1953. 69 p.
An introduction to the history and rebirth of the State of Israel. Especially
written and illustrated for young people of all faiths, (ages 10-13)
--------- . Joel: a novel of young America. New York, Harper, 1952. 207 p.
A young Jewish refugee scholar who comes to America in 1775 joins the
Revolutionary fight as a Minute Man and serves with distinction as one of
Washington’s soldiers, (ages 12-16)
K u g e lm a s s ,
J.
A l v i n .
J. Robert Oppenheimer and the atomic story. New York,
Messner, 1953. 179 p.
Biography of a modern scientist who built the Atom Bomb. A book loaded
with factual information, simplified and explained, of a contemporary person-
ality and the secrets entrusted to and developed by him for American world
supremacy, (ages 12-15)
L e v i n , Y e h u d a H a r r y .
Miriam comes home: a story of our Israel cousins. Illus-
trated by Ruth Levin. Boston, L. C. Page, 1953. 176 p.
The book gives a good picture of the life of young people in Israel today.
The heroine is typical of many Jewish children from modern Europe, bereft
of home and family, and utterly without help or hope except for the shelter
they can claim in a Jewish homeland. Incidental to the plot, which involves a
bit of mystery and adventure, there are descriptions of the land of Israel,
(ages 9-14)
L e v i n g e r , E lm a E h r l i c h .
They fought for freedom and other stories: heroes of
Jewish history. Illustrated by Tracy Sugarman. New York, Union of Amer-
ican Hebrew Congregations, 1953. 221 p.
The stories deal with outstanding Jewish heroes and their contributions to
humanity. The time range is wide; the personalities discussed inspiring, and
the places many, (ages 11-15)
L e w i t o n , M i n a
(Mrs. Howard Simon). Rachel. Illustrated by Howard Simon.
New York, Watts, 1954. 185 p.
This is a story about the Lessing family who lived on the lower East Side in
New York in the early 1900’s, and finally moved uptown. The characterization
of the family, their relations and neighbors, and the description of the East
Side are well done. Rachel herself is a quite real, appealing little girl, and the
book has the virtue of being a story about ordinary Jewish children in Amer-
ican society, (ages 9-12)
L e w i t t e s , M o r d e c a i
H. Heroes of Jewish history. Illustrated by Audrey Namo-
witz. New York, Hebrew, 1952. 207 p.
Bible stories from Abraham through Moses, divided into work units. Each