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J e w i s h B o o k A n n u a l
S am u e l , E dw in .
Capt. Noah and his ark. Illus. in color by Lola Fielding.
New York, Abelard-Schuman, 1965.
A poorly written, contrived story of a seven-year-old boy who sails
down the Yarkon River in an old tin tub with his pets. Pictures are
cluttered.
S a n t a l o , L o i s .
The wind dies at sunrise. Indianapolis, Bobbs-Merrill, 1965.
207 p.
A good junior novel on the theme of anti-semitism today. The story
line will appeal more to girls than to boys, (ages 11-14)
S c h e c h t e r , B e t t y .
The Dreyfus affair: a national scandal. Illus. with photo­
graphs. Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1965. 256 p.
A provocative, dramatic, well-documented and well-presented book
dealing with the imprisonment of a Jewish officer in the French army
falsely accused of treason and the twelve-year struggle for justice that
rocked the nation, (ages 12 and up)
S
imon
, N
orma
. Passover. Illus. by Symeon Shimin. New York, Crowell,
1965.
Orthodox oriented, this well-written book about the Passover has
everything in it, including the Samaritans, but it has no focus and no
“Four Questions.” (ages 5-8)
S o l t e s , A v r a h am .
Haggadah for young children. Pictures by Madelein Leston.
New York, Shengold, 1966. 38 p.
A well-intentioned rewriting of the Haggadah which includes too
much for a one-sitting attention span of this age group. However, it is
useful as a teaching guide in preparation for the Seder, (ages 6-9)
T a u b e s , H e l l a .
The Bible speaks: vol. 1. Trans, by Lolla Bloch. Illus. by
Dan Bar Giora. New York, Soncino, 1965. 70 p.
This first book of a projected series of four covers the Five Books of
Moses. It is a poorly rendered interpretation compounded by a very
bad translation from an undesignated language, (ages 11-13)
T e n e n b a u m , S am u e l .
The wise men of Chelm. New York, Yoseloff, 1965. 176
p .
W e l c h e r , R o s a l in d .
The magic top. Illus. by the author. New York, Panda
Prints, 1965.
A Christmassy-looking Hanukah book. This story of a kind, innocent
child who saves the heroine from the wicked sorcerer is based on a
Hasidic folktale, (ages 6-9)
W y n a n t s , M i ch e .
Noah’s ark. New York, Harcourt, Brace & World, 1965.
The text for the most part is taken directly from the Bible. The
pictures are attractive, but quite sophisticated and probably beyond
the comprehension of this age group, (ages 5-8)