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Little queen of Sheba. Photographs by Anna Rivkin-
Brick. Trans, from the Hebrew by Shulamit Nardi. New York, Union
of American Hebrew Congregations, 1959. 98 p.
The fascinating story of a withdrawn, young Moroccan girl in
a Youth Aliyah village, who eventually becomes part of the group.
Moving photographs, (ages 12-15)
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H. Isaac Mayer Wise: pioneer of American Judaism.
Illus. by M. Yadi. New York, Union of American Hebrew Congrega-
tions, 1959. 187 p.
The story biography of a pioneer in Reform Judaism in America,
(ages 12-16)
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Aboab: first rabbi of the Americas. Illus. by Charles
Walker. New York, Farrar, Straus and Cudahy; Philadelphia, Jewish
Publication Society
( Covenant books) ,
1959. 180 p.
A seventeenth century Dutch rabbi spends more than a decade
in Recife, Brazil, where he faces many challenges and is involved
in many adventures, (ages 12-16)
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Getting to know Israel. Illus.
Kathleen Elgin. New
York, Coward-McCann, 1960. 64 p.
The story of Israel, concisely told, by a Christian, with under-
standing, sympathy, and humor, (ages 8-11)
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Leaders of the people. London and New York,
Abelard-Schuman, 1959. 208 p.
Biographies of fourteen Jewish leaders, from Moses to Chaim
Weizmann. (ages 12 and up)
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I see four. Illus. by William Lent. New York,
Loizeaux Brothers, 1959.
The story of the fiery furnace (from the book of
Danie l )
in enchanting rhyme coupled with highly imaginative drawings,
(ages 4-6)
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The story of the Jewish way of
life. Illus. by Harry Lazarus. New York, Behrman House, 1959. 188 p.
An attractive and comprehensive text which reads like a story,
provides much information and stimulation and relates beautifully
to the child and his world, (ages 10-14)
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Israel. Prepared with the cooperation of the American
Geographical Society. Garden City, Nelson Doubleday, 1960. 64 p.
An excellent, concise, and comprehensive paperback on the State of
Israel and how it came to be. (ages 13 and up)
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Who what when where: inter-
esting facts from Jewish history, law and lore. New York, Merkos,
L’inyonei Chinuch, 1959. 93 p.
A variety of information on Judaism presented concisely from the
Orthodox point of view, (ages 10-13)
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R. The Biblical zoo. Illus. by the author. New York, David
McKay Co., 1960. 46 p.
The story of a special zoo in Jerusalem which contains only those
animals and birds mentioned in the Bible. Profusely illustrated in rich
color, (ages 10 and up)
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Keys to a magic door: Isaac Leib Peretz. Illus. by
Bernard Krigstein. New York, Farrar, Straus and Cudahy; Phila-
delphia, Jewish Publication Society
( Covenant books ) ,
1959. 175 p.
A warm and appealing portrayal of the life of a young problem-
child genius who became a leading Yiddish writer and a community
leader, (ages 10-16)