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AMER I CAN J EWI SH J UVEN I L E BOOKS
1 9 6 4 - 1 9 6 5
By
S
o ph ia
N.
C
edarbaum
A
ppel
, B
en jam in
.
Ben-Gurion's Israel. New York, Grosset & Dunlap, 1965.
312 p.
The life story of Ben-Gurion, Israel’s first premier. Illustrated with
photographs, (ages 12 and up)
B
arras
, S
ylv ia
. S ir
Moses Montefiore: champion in a stagecoach. New York,
Bloch, 1964. 167 p.
A good fictionalized biography of Sir Moses Montefiore, based on
original source material, (ages 9-12)
B
raverman
, L
ibbie
L .
Children of the Emek: a story about life in Israel
today written for American boys and girls. Illus. by Temima N. Gezari.
New York, Bloch, 1964. 120 p.
A revised and up-to-date version of the adventures of Tamar and
David Ben-Ami, nine year old twins, who left America when they
were three years old to live in the colony of Nahalal in Israel, (ages 8-11)
C
om ay
, J
oa n
,
and
P
earlman
, M
oshe
.
Israel. Introduction by Golda Meir.
New York, Macmillan, 1964. 120 p.
A comprehensive profile of Israel starting with the Biblical period,
this book discusses the geography and economic, religious and political
affairs of the country as well as how life is lived in the kibbutzim and
in the cities, (ages 12 and up)
C
one
, M
olly
.
A promise is a promise. Illus. by John Gretzer. Boston,
Hough ton-Mifflin, 1964. 153 p.
Ruthie, eleven years old, a member of a “typical” middle-class family,
in a “typical” small American community, is guided by good, solid
moral and ethical values as she wends her way through the trials and
tribulations of her eleventh and twelfth years. Girls will love this
book, (ages 9-12)
Doss,
H
elen
.
Jonah. Illus. by Norman Kohn. Nashville, Abingdon, 1964.
I l l p.
A fictionalized rendition of the Book of Jonah. The use of col-
loquialisms sometimes detracts from the atmosphere of the time, but
young people might feel a closer relationship to Jonah and his trials,
and tribulations through this devise, (ages 10*13)
E
isenberg
, A
zriel
,
and
E
lk ins
,
Dov
P
eretz
.
Worlds lost and found: dis-
coveries in Biblical archaeology. Illus. by Charles Pickard. New York,
Abelard-Schuman, 1964. 208 p.
One of the first books for children that discusses allied contemporary
Biblical materials and sources. A fine book that has chapters devoted
to such topics as: the Rosetta Stone, the story of the Mari archives
and the excavations at Beth Shaan. (ages 12-16)
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