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K am m , J o s e p h i n e .
Kings, prophets and history: a new look at the Old
Testament. Illus. by Gwyneth Cole. New York, McGraw-Hill, 1966.
191 p.
One of the first books for children to discuss the Bible in its historical
and archaeological setting, it is both literate and well-researched,
(ages 11-14)
K a r p , D e b o r a h .
Heroes of modern Jewish thought. New York, Ktav,
1966. 227 p.
This is a useful and well-written book dealing with the philosophical
contributions of selected key figures in modern Jewish thought. Illus-
trated. Index, (ages 10 and up)
K e a t s , E z r a J a c k .
God is in the mountain. Illus. by author. New York,
Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1966. unp.
This is a beautiful picture book with adult texts epitomizing various
religions, (all ages)
K o m r o f f , M a n u e l .
Heroes of the Bible. Illus. by Robert E. Lee. New
York, Golden Press, 1966. 140 p.
A boldly and colorfully illustrated collection of Bible stories centered
on personalities from Genesis through the story of Esther. The text
is based on the King James Version, (ages 10-13)
L e v i n , J a n e W h i t b r e a d .
Star of danger. New York, Harcourt, Brace &
World, 1966. 160 p.
This is the story of two boys who escape from Nazi Germany to
Denmark and then have to flee to Sweden. The author presents a
good picture of Danish resistance activities during World War II, but
displays a lack of knowledge of Jews.
L e v i n , M e y e r .
The story of Israel. Photographs by Archie Lieberman.
Sketches by Eli Levin. New York, G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1966. 256 p.
This is a well-written, readable story of Israel told primarily through
the lives of those who were influential in rebuilding the Jewish state.
Index, (ages 12 and up)
L e x a u , J o a n
M. More beautiful than flowers. Drawings by Donald Bolog-
nese. Philadelphia, J. B. Lippincott, 1966. unp.
The beautiful illustrations in this book are accompanied by a few
high-sounding words about God on each page. It is hard to say
whether this can be meaningful to a child, (ages 5-8)
M a c b e t h , G e o r g e ,
G o r d o n , M a r g a r e t .
Noah’s journey. New York,
Viking, 1966. unp.
This is a four part poem in which inanimate objects (wood, rocks,
etc.) as well as animals speak presumably to Noah. Both the text
and the illustrations would seem to be more confusing than inspiring,
(ages 3-6)
M e l n i k o f f , P a m e l a .
The star and the sword. Illus. by Hans Schwarz.
London, Valentine, Mitchell, 1965. 140 p.
Benedict and Elvira escape death during a local pogrom in 1193
in England because they were out strawberry-picking. After spending
three days in Sherwood Forest with Robin Hood and his men, they
eventually reach their relatives in Oxford with the help of a Crusader
knight, (ages 9-12)