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JEWISH BOOK ANNUAL
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stimulate the creation of new libraries where they have not yet
been formed.
A
bramson
, L
illian
S. and
L
e i derman
, L
illian
T. My Alef Bet picture book.
Illustrations by Shirley C. Franzblau. New York, Bloch, 1955. 44 p.
This book consists of a Hebrew word and an illustration for each of the
twenty-two letters in the Hebrew alphabet, (ages 5-8)
B
rown
, M
i n a
.
Where I got my faces. New York, Jonathan David, 1955. 23 p.
An illustrated story of Hanukkah through the use of a dreidel which explains
how it got four faces. Little content, (ages 4-6)
B
urnett
, B
ern ice
.
The first book of holidays. Pictures by Marjorie Glaubach.
New York, Franklin Watts, 1955. 63 p.
The origin and manner of observance of the most important holidays
celebrated by all faiths in America are colorfully described. Four pages are
devoted to some of the Jewish holidays, (ages 7-10)
C
edarbaum
, D
avid
I.,
and B
raverman
, L
i bb i e
L.
T e a c h me to pray . Ch i cago ,
Board o f Jewi sh Edu c a t i on ,
1955. 123
p.
An excellent presentation of the more frequently used prayers. The thought
and spirit of the prayers are not lost even when meaning is broken down to
individual words. The art work is interesting; the musical selections are
traditional, (ages 6-9)
C
hanover
, H
yman
and
A
lice
.
Pesah is coming. Illustrated by Leonard Kessler.
New York, United Synagogue Commission on Jewish Education, 1956.
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—. Pesah is here. Illustrated by Leonard Kessler. New York, Un
agogue Commission on Jewish Education, 1956.
Charmingly told and beautifully illustrated in colors, the above two story
books are a welcome addition to Jewish juveniles, (ages 4-7)
David and Goliath: adapted for young children from the first book of Samuel.
Illustrated by Cliff Young. Philadelphia, Winston, 1955.
A simple telling of the famous combat. The laminated cover is a 78 rpm
record, “The Song of David.” (ages 5-8)
E
i s e n s t e i n
, J
udith
and
P
ren sky
, F
r i eda
,
editors. Songs of childhood. Illus-
trated by Ayala Gordon. New York, United Synagogue Commission on
Jewish Education, 1955. 321 p.
An excellent collection of Jewish songs of all types in English, Hebrew and
Yiddish for young children. A “must” for every library.
F
i sher
,
Lois. Bible picture stories of Moses, Balaam, Joshua, Samson, Samuel,
Ruth, David. Colored illustrations. Chicago, Children’s Press, 1955. 30 p.
The stories are told by means of a series of sketches with very little ac-
companying text, (ages 4-6)
F
reehof
, L
illian
H. Stories of King Solomon. Philadelphia, Jewish Publication
Society of America, 1955. 177 p.
This is a sequel to the prize-winning book,
Stories oj King David,
by the
same author. It is based largely upon Louis Ginzberg’s
Legends of the Jews.
Around Solomon the Wise and the Dispenser of Justice legend has woven a
web of wisdom and magic. Not the sword but the spoken word is his symbol
of greatness. The emphasis is always on the humane and the charitable.
When vanity and self-indulgence get the better of his wisdom, the hero is
punished, (ages 9-12)
G
ittelsohn
, R
oland
B. Little lower than the angels. Illustrated by Jacob
Landau. New York, Union of American Hebrew Congregations, 1955. 334 p.
Many books written for young people on religion in general and on Judaism
in particular discuss the basic problems of life. This book is entirely different
from the others. It seeks to stimulate independent thinking and an under-
standing of the abiding values inherent in Jewish life, (ages 14 and up).
G
oldberg
, D
av i d
.
Meet the prophets. New York, Bookman Associates, 1956־.
211 p.
This book was issued in two editions: one for general reading and the other
for class work. The latter includes notes and discussion material.
G
ropper
, W
illiam
.
The little tailor. New York, Dodd, Mead, 1955. 96
p.