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unit deals with pertinent ideas related to the individual. There are many
helpful suggestions on things to do, games and exercises, both for teacher and
pupil. Wherever possible, American history and holidays are woven into the
material, (ages 9-13)
L o n g , L a u r a .
The chosen boy: a story of Moses who led his people from slavery
to the Promised Land. Illustrated by Clotilde Embree Funk. Indianapolis,
Bobbs-Merrill, 1952. 192 p.
The boyhood of Moses in the court of the Egyptian Pharaoh and his assump-
tion of the role of prophet as he leads his people to the land of Canaan that he
himself can never enter, (ages 9-12)
---------- . Queen Esther, star in Judea’s crown. New York, Association Press,
1954. 156 p.
Queen Esther is always a colorful, dramatic subject. This book follows
the Bible account, and has good social and historical background material,
(ages 10-14)
M a r e n o f , M a r t h a .
The migrations of the Jewish People: vol. I. Newton Centre,
Mass., author, 1952. 144 p.
This is the first of a proposed series for a course of studies intended as “an
outline of knowledge of and feeling for the sweep of Jewish history.” (ages 13-16)
M i l l i k i n , V i r g i n i a G r e e n e .
Jeremiah, prophet of disaster: a novel-biography of
the prophet Jeremiah. New York, Association Press, 1954. 155 p.
The story of one of the great prophets and how he fought and taught be-
cause of faith in God and Israel, (ages 12-15)
N e l s o n , H a r r y
and
M a l i n , H a r r y .
The model Seder. New York, Jonathan
David, 1954. 47 p.
In general, it follows the order of the traditional Haggadah for the Passover
Seder, although omissions and changes have been made, in order to make the
Seder more significant to the participating children, (ages 10-14)
P e s s i n , D e b o r a h .
The Jewish people: book II. Illustrated by Ruth Levin. New
York, United Synagogue Commission on Jewish Education, 1952. 270 p.
This textbook continues the story of the Jewish people from their return
to Judea from Babylonia to their exile from Spain. The easy flowing style and
the fine illustrations help make the book fascinating reading, (ages 11-16)
--------- . The Jewish people: pupil’s activity book II. New York, United Synagogue
Commission on Jewish Education, 1952. 127 p.
This book, which accompanies the above volume, should prove of tremend-
ous value to children and teachers.
--------- . The Jewish people: book III. Illustrated by Ruth Levin. New York,
United Synagogue Commission on Jewish Education, 1953. 313 p.
A continuation of the story of the Jews from their exile from Spain to the
present day. An able, experienced, and consecrated Jewish writer, Deborah
Pessin was awarded the 1953 Isaac Siegel Memorial Award for the best Jewish
juvenile in English for this book, (ages 11-16)
P o s y , A r n o l d .
Holiday night dreams. New York, Bloch, 1953. 263 p.
This book seems to be an admixture of events happening to the Four Sons
of the Haggadah. The straight events of the narrative are not always clear,
due to the metaphysical and symbolic aspects, (ages 13-16)
R o d i n , D a v i d .
The three tall-tale tellers. Translated from the Yiddish by Abra-
ham Burstein. New York, Vantage Press, 1952. 102 p.
From out of the mouths of three small boys on New York’s lower East Side
spring incredible tales about: “An uncle who blew down elephants!” “A man
who caught fish in his beard!” “A hippopotamus that swallowed giants!”
(ages 8-12)
R o s m a r i n , A a r o n .
D o
you know this one ?The Jewish quiz book for old and young.
New York, Om, 1952. 93 p. (ages 12-16)
Ross,
S h a r o n
L. The dreidel hero and how he earned his letters. Illustrated by
the author. New York, Bloch, 1952. 24 p.
A story of a Hanukkah dreidel named David, (ages 4-7)
--------- . The happy Matzo family. New York, Bloch, 1952. n.p.
A charming story of the celebration of Passover in the town of Matzoville.
(ages 4-7)