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The Old Testament story: Adam to Jonah. Illus.
with masterpieces of art. New York, Walck, 1960. 155 p.
Selected Bible stories retold with dignity, clarity, and faithfulness to
the original. Illustrated with masterpieces, each of which has an illumi­
nating paragraph, (ages 10 and up)
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The weekly Torah reader: book of Genesis. New
York, Bloch, 1960. 117 p.
Th e stories of the book of Genesis arranged according to the tradi­
tional weekly portions and retold with the addition of some Rabbinic
and Midrashic material. Questions follow each weekly portion, (ages 10-14)
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G. Hillel’s calendar. Illus. by Ida Libby Dengrove. New
York, Union of American Hebrew Congregations, 1960. 196 p.
In this sequel to
Hillel’s Happy Holidays,
the holiday celebrations,
Jewish and national, afford a springboard for a variety of information
on the calendar, American democracy, archeology, etc. (ages 6-10)
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A first Chanukah book. Illus by Ezekiel Schloss. New York,
Ktav, 1960.
Each of the objects and characters in the celebration and story of the
holiday tells about itself in simple terms. Both text and illustrations
will appeal to the very young, (ages 4-6)
------- . Holidays are nice. Illus. by Ezekiel Schloss and Arnold Lobel. New
York, Ktav, 1960. 52 p.
Simple text conveys much information. Illustrations of the symbols,
cleverly overlaid with text, advance the ideas, (ages 4-8)
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Sons of the desert. New York, Pantheon, 1960. 79 p.
Interesting text and photographs depicting the life of the bedouin
in the Negev, (ages 9-14)
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The world of wonderful difference. Illus. by the author.
New York, Friendly House, 1960.
Light verse and witty illustrations teach the lesson of good-will,
(ages 4-8)
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H. Leaders of our people: book II. Illus. by David Stone.
Experimental edition. New York, Union of American Hebrew Congre­
gations, 1960. 162 p.
Episodes in the lives of twenty Jewish personalities who lived ih various
parts of the world during the last five centuries. Arranged for text book
use. (ages 10-12)
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R. Bible stories for little children: book III. Illus. by
William Steinel. New York, Union of American Hebrew Congregations,
1960. 107 p.
Stories of the prophets and some books of the Hagiographa remark­
ably well reduced to the level of the young child. Ideas of the prophets
are interpreted skillfully and effectively, no small feat at this age level.
(ages 6-9)
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Builders of Jerusalem: in the time of Nehemiah.
Illus. by Donald Bolognese. New York, Farrar, Straus and Cudahy; Phila­
delphia, Jewish Publication Society
(Covenant books
) , 1960. 178 p.
From the exciting adventures of a fictional, but altogether plausible,
young boy, there emerges a bold picture of Nehemiah, man of strength
and action, and his generation, which has much in common with our
own. (ages 12-15)
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Houdini: master of escape. Philadelphia, Macrae Smith,
1960. 187 p.
The stranger-than-fiction biography of a rabbi’s son, Erich Weiss, who
made himself into the Great Houdini. (ages 12-15)
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The golden shoes: and other stories. Illus. by Zalman
Kleinman. New York, Philipp Feldheim, 1960. 195 p.
Eleven stories, set in different historic settings, help the reader under­
stand how Jews lived (and some of the problems they faced) in various
countries and centuries, (ages 11-15)