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Debbie in dreamland: her holiday adventures. Illus. by
Bill Giacalone. Book design by Ezekiel Schloss. New York, National
Women’s League of the United Synagogue of America, 1960. 54 p.
In a series of whimsical dreams, Debbie and her talking parakeet, Tuki,
are involved in a variety of modern adventures through which the mood
and meaning of the holidays are conveyed. Imaginative illustrations cap­
ture the spirit of the text, (ages 6-11)
L
ew ito n
, M
in a
.
Faces looking up: Africa, Asia, Europe—at school. Illus.
by Howard Simon. New York, Harper, 1960. 153 p.
Stories of children at school in twelve countries, including Israel. The
Israel section is not typical or representative, (ages 8-11)
L
u r ie
, R
ose
G. American Jewish heroes. Illus. by Charlotte Zimmerman.
Interim edition. New York, Union of American Hebrew Congregations,
1960. 224 p.
Stories of fourteen Americans of different eras, backgrounds, and con­
tributions—from Asser Levy to Herbert Lehman, (ages 10-12)
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c
C
l in to ck
, M
ik e
.
David and the giant. Illus. by Fritz Siebel. New York,
Harper, 1960.
Dramatic verse and vivid pictures which sometimes almost leap off
the page combine to tell, in the simplest terms, the story of David, the
shepherd, sweet singer, and giant-killer, (ages 4-8)
M
c
G
overn
, A
nn
.
Why it’s a holiday. Illus. by Dagmar Wilson. New York,
Random House, 1960. 64 p.
A brief but accurate and understanding section on the Jewish holidays
(Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Succot, Hanukkah, Passover) is included
in a presentation of all the holidays celebrated in America, (ages 4-8)
O
r en st e in
, W
a lt er
and
H
ertz
, F
ran k el
.
Torah as our guide. New York,
Hebrew Publishing Co., 1960. 271 p.
Customs and ceremonies, traditions and laws regarding daily life and
the holidays. Presented from a traditional point of view and reinforced
for the young reader with illustrative stories, (ages 11-14)
R
ab inow ic z
, H
arry
M. The slave who saved the city: and other hassidic
tales. Illus. by Ahron Gelles. New York, A. S. Barnes, 1960. 192 p.
More than thirty delightful hassidic tales selected and retold specifically
for the young reader, (ages 12-15)
S
am u e l s
, R
u th
.
The happy draydel. Illus. by Ezekiel Schloss. New York,
Ktav, 1959, 1960.
The story of Chanukah (and how it is celebrated) revolves around a
draydel. (ages 4-8)
S
chan in
, N
o rman
.
An introduction to prayers and holidays for the student.
New York, Ktav, 1960. 177 p.
A textbook of selected prayers in Hebrew and English. Large print and
simple translation. Also a section on the holidays, (ages 6-9)
S
c ha r fste in
, B
arbara
and
B
ernard
.
My first holiday dictionary. Illus. by
Ezekiel Schloss. New York, Ktav, 1959, 1960.
Holiday words, accompanied by pictures, explained by brief and simple
text, and arranged from A to Z. (ages 4-8)
S
c ha r fste in
, E
d yth e
and
S
o l
.
My first book of alef-bet. Illus. by Ezekiel
Schloss and Arnold Lobel. New York, Ktav, 1960.
A word, simple rhyme, and picture for each letter of the alphabet,
(ages 4-8)
S
h am ir
, M
o sh e
.
Great day in Israel: why Ziva cried on the feast of the
first fruits. Trans, by Tamara Kahana. Illus. by Cyril Satorsky. New
York, Abelard-Schuman, 1960.
The appealing story of a girl in a kibbutz, a boy in a ma’abara, and
a Shavuot offering that appeared in the nick of time. There is an “on
the spot” feeling to the illustrations, (ages 6-10)
S
h ir er
, W
il l ia m
L. The rise and fall of Adolf Hitler. Illus. with 24 pages of
photographs. New York, Random House
(Landmark books
) , 1961. 185 p.
A dispassionate, documented account which proves that truth can be
more dreadful than fiction, (ages 12-15)