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---------- . Young Samson: The strongest boy who ever lived. Illus. by Luizada,
New York, Sabra Books, 1968. 192 p.
An anthology of seven stories about the prowess and virtues of a
sixteen year old Sampson. The stories based on the biblical character
seem naive, (ages 9-11)
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u rn er
, P
h i l l i p
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Illustrated Bible stories. Illus.
b y
Brian Wildsmith. New
York, Watts, 1969. 142 p.
It is the exquisite artwork of Brian Wildsmitn which is the real
essential of this book which contains 30 stories from the Old Testament,
(ages 4 and up)
Voss,
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a r l
H
e r m a n n
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In search of meaning: living religions of the world.
Illus. by Eric Carle. New York, World, 1968. 192 p.
A book of comparative religion for today’s teen-agers which explains
the origin, history and concepts of the world’s major religions. Reading
lists appended, (young adults)
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o r sp an
, A
lb e r t
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Jewish values in social crisis. New York, Union of American
Hebrew Congregations, 1968. 306 p.
This book is where it’s at and tells it like it is. The author presents
many Judaic, provocative points of view on vital current issues—new
morality, sex and family living, race relations, etc. The unique, hard-
covered, loose-leaf format is an indication to the reader that the subject
is not exhausted. Notes for discussion and additional resources are in­
cluded. (ages 13 and up)
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a h l
, J
a n
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Runaway Jonah and other stories. Illus. by Uri Shulevitz. New
York, Macmillan, 1968. 42 p.
The five Bible based stories are retold with a zesty individuality by
an author whose understanding and love for his audience is evidenced
in his work. Mr. Shulevitz, an outstanding illustrator of children’s books,
complements the author’s gusto, (ages 4-8)
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a t s o n
, S
a l l y
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The Mukhtar’s children. New York, Holt, Rinehart &
Winston, 1968. 245 p.
The generation gap and cultures in conflict is the essence of this novel.
We see the Mukhtar’s (leader) daughter drawn to the new ways of
education and self-fulfillment offered by a
kibbutz.
Miss Watson’s unusual
sensitivity toward her subject matter and audience help the American-
Jewish reader understand the emotions and conflicts ruled by traditions
of the Israeli-Arab population, (ages 11-15)
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er ste in
, I
rv in g
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All the furious battles: the saga of Israel’s army. New
York, Meredith Press, 1968. 160 p.
This volume deals not with Israel’s battles but with the people who
fought them. Detailing some outstanding acts of ingenuity and courage,
this history of Israel’s military forces starts with the
shomrim
of the
1870’s and includes the
tzahal
of today, (ages 11 and up)
---------- . The uprising of the Warsaw Ghetto, November 1940-May 1943. Photo
illus. New York, Norton, 1968. 172 p.
The author has synthesized first hand stories and documents into a
history dedicated to young people— “lest we forget.” The book reads with
facility, despite the author’s subjective writing. His subject matter can
speak for itself, (ages 11 and up)
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a d in
, Y
ig a e l
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The story of Masada. Retold by Gerald Gottlieb. Photos by
Elliot Elisofon. New York, Random House, 1969. 155 p.
The
original
Masada, written by the Israeli soldier-archeologist, has
been re-written for the younger reader. Some of Mr. Elisofon's composite
pictures give this book a visual dimension which previous books on the
same subject do not have, (ages 13-15)