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S
achs
, M
ar ilyn
.
Amy moves in. Illus. by Judith Gwyn Brown. New York,
Doubleday, 1964. 189 p.
A slight story about a family whose Jewishness consists in the fact
that their name is Stern and that occasionally the mother calls Amy
“mamale.” The family has moved into a less affluent neighborhood in
the Bronx and fourth grade Amy, who has a weakness for telling fibs,
has some problems in adjusting, (ages 8-11)
S
aforata
, R
aphael
.
A basket in the reeds. Illus. by H. Hechtkopf. Min-
neapolis, Lerner Publications, 1964.
The story of Moses’ birth and childhood with some background
on what it meant to be a slave in Egypt. The art is very Egyptian,
(ages 8-11)
S
egal
, L
ore
.
Other people’s houses. New York, Harcourt, Brace & World,
1964. 312 p.
Lore was ten years old when Hitler took Austria. This is the
autobiography of how she was shipped off to England, how she continued
to live without her parents in other people’s houses even after her
parents came to England, how the family waited three years in Santo
Domingo before being admitted to the United States, and the period
of adjustment to life in New York until Lore marries, (ages 12 and up)
S
ellfw
, C
atherine
F. Adventures with Abraham’s children. Illus. by Steele
Savage. Boston, Little, Brown, 1964. 179 p.
Traditional re-telling of familiar Bible stories from Abraham to
the rebuilding of Jerusalem. The author often telescopes the stories,
limiting its usefulness for those who are not already acquainted with
them, (ages 9-12)
Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, from the book of Daniel. Illus. by
Paul Galdone. New York, McGraw-Hill, 1965. 32 p.
Attractive pictorial interpretation of the dramatic tale of how
Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, true to their faith in God, defied
the Babylonian king. Text in the undiluted King James version of
the Book of Daniel.
S
im o n
, S
olomon
.
More wise men of Helm and their merry tales. Ed. by
Hannah Goodman. Illus. by Stephen Kraft. New York, Behrman, 1965.
119 p.
Fourteen more wonderful folk tales displaying the humor and folk
wisdom of the zany, lovable, impossible Helmites. (ages 10-13)
S
piro
, S
aul
S.,
and
S
p iro
, R
ena
M.
The joy of Jewish living: Jewish
holidays and practices at home and in the synagogue. Cleveland, Bureau
of Jewish Education, 1965. 205 p.
In a sense this is a detailed and elaborate study guide. Each chapter
starts with a legend concerning the subject—the Synagogue, the Sabbath,
etc.—followed by a factual explanation, and concludes with a series
of questions, projects, tests and bibliography. A useful book, (ages 11-14)
W
eilerstein
, S
adie
R
ose
. K ’to n to n in Israe l. I l lu s . b y E l iz a b e th Sa f ian . N ew
York , N a t io n a l W om e n ’s L ea g u e o f th e U n i t e d S y n a g o g u e o f Am e r ica ,
1964. 178 p.
At last our four inch high K’tonton comes to Israel (as a stowaway)
where he makes friends, has adventures and endears himself all over
again to anyone who makes his acquaintance, (ages 4-8)