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C.
K a n n e r
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b r a m s o n
, L
i l l i a n
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Hanukah ABC. Illus. by Gabe Josephson. New York,
Shulsinger, 1968. unpaged.
In blank verse, the author uses the alphabet to relate the many aspects
of the Hanukah story. The vivid colors, bold stylized drawings are
appealing to the very young. The size of the book and the thickness of
the pages are ideal for little hands, (ages 3-6).
B
a n a i
, M
a r g a l it
.
Yael and the queen of goats. Illus. by Fridl. Trans, by
Ruth Reznick. New York, Sabra Books, 1968. 64 p.
Israeli twins, bringing their goats to be entered in a contest in Eilat,
take the reader on a trip through Israel. The author provides oppor­
tunities to meet, vicariously, the people of authentic, modern Israel,
(ages 9-11)
B
e a r d
, A
n n ie
.
Our foreign-born citizens: rev. ed. New York, Crowell, 1968.
308 p.
A classic of collected biographies including many Jews. Newly added
in this volume were David Dubinsky, Enrico Fermi, Eric Leinsdorf.
(ages 11 and up)
B
ibe r
, Y
e h o a s h
.
The treasure
o f
the Turkish pasha. Illus. by Uri Shulevitz.
New York, Scribner’s. 1968. 128 p.
An adventure novel written by a popular Israeli author. Like the
winds of the desert, this book is a fast moving narrative of a hunt for
hidden treasure involving the desert tribesmen of Palestine, (ages 12
and up)
B
o l l in g e r
, M
a x
.
Joseph. Illus. by Edith Schindler. Trans, by
M .
Koenig.
New York, Delacorte Press, 1968. 128 p.
A full length story, which follows closely the biblical text, on the
life of Joseph, (ages 6-9)
C
o l m a n
, H
i l a
.
Mixed-marriage daughter. New York, Morrow, 1968. 192
p .
A weak story of an “a-religious” daughter of a mixed marriage who
must find some religious identity. This novel is based on far-fetched
suppositions and unrealistic situations, (young adults)
C
o n e
, M
o l l y
.
The house in the tree: a story of Israel. Illus. by Symeon Shi­
mon. New York, Crowell, 1968. 48 p.
Using very simple language and a limp, over-simplistic storyline
of finding wood for a treehouse, the author introduces many types of
people who comprise Israel’s population. This book is not up to the
author’s usual excellence in story or style, (ages 5-8)
C
o w a n
, L
o r e
.
Children of the resistance. New York, Meredith, 1968. 192 p.
These are true stories of boys and girls involved in underground
activities during W .W . II. Disregarding danger and possible death, they
were instrumental in aiding many Jews, (ages 13 and up)
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