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C e d a r b a u m — A m e r i c a n J e w i s h J u v e n i l e B o o k s
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M
c
K
ow n
, R
ob in
.
Seven famous trials in history. Illus. by William Sharp.
New York, Vanguard, 1963. 308 p.
The Dreyfus and the Nurenberg trials are included among the seven
trials, (ages 12 and up)
M
eckler
, D
avid
L. Miracle men: tales
o f
the Baal Shem and his chassidim.
New York, Bloch, 1964. 312 p.
A well-told collection of stories dealing with the Baal Shem. (ages
12 and up)
M
eeker
, O
den
.
Israel reborn. New York, Scribners, 1964. 191
p .
(A world
background book)
A sympathetic and perceptive study by a former chief of CARE in
Israel, it deals with the early beginnings and with the struggle for
independence, the country’s government, the problems of religion and
education, social customs and Israel’s hopes for the future. Illustrated
with photographs and maps, (ages 11 and up)
M
errill
, J
ean
.
The pushcart war. Illus. by Ronni Solbert. New York, Scott,
1964. 223 p.
A satire of pushcart owners of New York who wage war on the large
trucks, (ages 10-13)
N
eville
, E
m ily
C
h eney
.
Berries Goodman. New York, Harper and Row, 1965.
178 p.
Berries (Bertrand) Goodman, a nine-year old, not Jewish, not preju-
diced, comes up against baffling canards and nuances in his attempt to
maintain relations with his best friend, Sidney Fine, a Jewish boy, in a
suburb outside of New York City. Told from a liberal Gentile point of
view, this book has humor, as well as good characterization, dialogue and
style, (ages 10-14)
Noah’s ark A B C . Illus. by Willard Goodman. New York, Doubleday, 1964.
224 p.
Just an animal A B C book, pegged to a watered-down version of
the Noah story, (ages 3-5)
N
urenberg
,
T h e lm a .
My cousin, the Arab. New York, Abelard-Schuman,
1965. 224 p.
Set in a border kibbutz in the Galilee in 1947, this is a story of the
maturing of two girls: one a 17 year old German girl, a concert
pianist, who longs for the
gemutlichkeit
of her homeland; the other,
a sabra in her early 20’s, who arrives at the parting of the ways from
her Arab fiance with whom she grew up. An important book for young
teen-agers, (ages 12-14)
P
ilch ik
, E
ly
E .
The greatest gift: a fantasy. New York, Bloch, 1965. 96
p.
A play in nine scenes based on the same idea as Peretz’
Three
Gifts.
R
usscol
, M
argalit
.
Achmed, boy of the Negev. New York. Putnam, 1965.
63 p.
A slight book describing the life of the Negev Bedouin. Achmed
could be any desert Bedouin. There is no indication that there is
anything special, restricting or different about being an Israeli Bedouin,
(ages 7-9)