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R o t h b e r g , A b r a h a m .
Abraham who sought God. Illustrated by Yoshiko Ozone.
New York, Behrman, 1952. n.p.
Incidents from the life of Abraham. Beautiful in format, lovely in appeal,
(ages 5-8)
R o t h g i e s s e r , R u b e n .
The well of Gerar. Translated from the German by Harry
Schneiderman. Philadelphia, Jewish Publication Society, 1953. 287 p.
The thrilling adventures of a young Jew in a community of sugar planters
in the northeastern part of South America. The period is the 18th century,
when the Jews were just beginning to be emancipated from medieval bondage.
The book presents a contrasting picture of Jewish life in the old and the new
worlds, (ages 14-16)
R o u n d s , R u t h .
It happened to Hannah. New York, Dutton, 1954. 123 p.
Hannah is a little Methodist girl who lives in New York City. She finds on
the street a silver Star of David, and wears it, not knowing what the Star
stands for. Through wearing it, she becomes acquainted with the Jewish girls
at school and has pleasant experiences with a rabbi. A pleasant story for
younger girls, rather obviously slanted towards the theme of tolerance and
brotherhood, (ages 8-11)
S a m u e l s , R u t h .
The Jewish beginning. New York, Ktav, 1952. 168 p.
A biblical history of the Jewish people from creation to the death of Moses,
(ages 7-9)
S c h a r f s t e i n , E d y t h e
S o l S h a r f s t e i n .
Yom Tov playland. Illustrated by
Joseph Bloch. New York, Ktav, 1952. n.p.
A playbook with stories, cutouts, stencils and games for all holidays, (ages 6-10)
S o l , R o b e r t .
Rocket Trip to Israel. Illustrated by Gabe Josephson, New York,
Ktav, 1953. n.p.
A story for young children, (ages 5-8)
--------- . A wonderful Shabbos. Pictures by Lili Cassel. New York, Ktav, 1954. n.p.
A vividly illustrated picture book with laminated covers for the youngest
readers. The Sabbath observance in a modern, orthodox Jewish, American
home, (ages 5-8)
--------- . Chanukah is here. Pictures by Gabe Josephson. New York, Ktav,
1953. n. p. (ages 5-8)
T e i t e l b a u m , E d i t h .
Judah and the brave Maccabees. New York, Union of
American Hebrew Congregations, 1952. n.p.
A Hanukkah story book in many colors, (ages 4-7)
W a g o n e r , J e a n B r o w n .
The shepherd lad. Illustrated by Paul Laune. Indian-
apolis, Bobbs-Merrill, 1953. 168 p.
The story of David, the shepherd lad who became King of Israel, is told
simply. David’s love for God and trust in Him are woven into the story,
(ages 9-12)
W a l l i s , L o u i s .
Young people’s Hebrew history. New York, Philosophical Lib-
rary, 1953. 126 p.
An essay on Hebrew history, (ages 15-17)
W e i l e r s t e i n , S a d i e R o s e .
Jewish heroes: book I. Illustrated by Lili Cassel.
New York, United Synagogue Commission on Jewish Education, 1953. 208 p.
Accounts of heroes from Abraham to King Solomon. It is the first in a
planned series of great personalities who created and molded Jewish tradition
in all periods of history. Attractive in text and illustration, (ages 10-14)
W e y n e , A r t h u r .
Joshua the redeemer. Illustrated by Dan Samuels. New York,
Behrman, 1952. 127 p.
The triumphant role of Joshua as military leader and ruler of the Jewish
people after Moses, (ages 12-16)
Z e l i g s , D o r o t h y
F. A history of Jewish life in modern times. New York, Bloch,
1953. 507 p.
Covers the period from the 17th century to the present day. With maps
and diagrams by Reuben Leaf. Revised and up-to-date, (ages 11-16)