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e w i s h
B
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n n u a l
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E
m ery
, A
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Dinny Gordon: junior. Philadelphia, Macrae Smith, 1964.
167 p.
A well-written teen-age story (high school juniors) that deals with
the reactions of the WASP (white Anglo-Saxon Protestant) group
to the advent of a Jewish brother and sister in their community,
(ages 11-14)
E
ssrig
, H
arry
and S
egal
, A
braham
. Israel today. Illu s . by R ober t Sugar.
New York, U n ion o f Am erican Hebrew Congregations,
1964. 293
p.
An exciting, attractive textbook on modern Israel. Text is scant
for some areas but excellent photographs, marginal comments and
suggested projects, bibliographies, maps and charts lead to information
that will help fill in the gaps, (ages 10-14)
F
raenkel
, G
erd
,
and
S
tiles
, L
indley
J. Israel. Boston, Ginn & Co., 1963.
122 p. (Today's world in focus: a Ginn study in depth)
A clear and succinct factual account of how an ancient people in
an arid and depleted land are meeting the challenge of national status
in today’s complex times, (ages 11-14)
G
ilbert
, A
rthur
,
ed. The Passover Seder: pathways through the Haggadah.
Illus. by Ezekiel Schloss and Uri Shulevitz. Music arr. by Moshe
Nathanson. New York, Ktav, 1965. 64 p. (ages 12 and up)
G
oldberg
, L
ea
.
Eli lives in Israel. Photos
b y
Anna Riwkin-Brick. Tr. from
the Swedish ed. New York, Macmillan, 1965. 60 p.
A day in the life of six year old Eli and his friends who live in
a kibbutz in the Negev. Some parents and teachers might not be
enthusiastic about children climbing on crumbling roofs and Eli’s
wandering off to take a nap in an abandoned house while all look
for him. (ages 6-8)
G
oldman
, A
lex
J. A child’s dictionary of Jewish symbols. Illus. by Joseph
Kastner. New York, Philipp Feldheim, 1965. 94 p.
“The book is designed as an aid to parents and teachers who are
asked: ‘What is this?’ . . . ” but the adult would need some background
to use this book adequately. One page descriptions are accurate and
Orthodox oriented. The art is stilted and contributes little in the
way of information or inspiration, (ages 6 and up)
H
ogan
, B
ernice
.
Deborah. Drawings by Joan Berg. Nashville, Abingdon,
1964. 159 p.
A bland fictionalized version of the Biblical Deborah from childhood
through the battle at Barak’s side. Not as well done as Sara Jenkin’s
Song of Deborah
(Day, 1963), but background and customs are
authentic and picturesque, (ages 11-13)
A kibbutz adventure. Photographers: Joel Lotan et al. Narrative: O. Hilel.
Ed.: Joel Lotan. English version: Ray and Simon Wolf. New York,
Frederick Warne, 1963.
The adventures of a kibbutz class (6 year olds) that takes a walk
in the forest. Beautiful photos, (ages 6-10)
L
evinger
, L
ee
J. and
L
evinger
, E
lm a
E
hrlich
.
The story of the Jew. Re-
written by Harry Gersh. New York, Behrman, 1964. 288 p.
An excellent and attractive overview of Jewish history with an
index, pictures, maps and charts but no bibliograhy or additional
references, a serious lack in a volume of this nature, (ages 12-16)