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B
ooks
R
eboul
, A
ntoine
.
Thou shalt not kill. Trans, from French by Stephanie
Craig. N.Y., S. G. Phillips, 1969. 157 p.
An Israeli girl and an Arab boy, in their common struggle to survive
the hazards of being stranded in the desert, form a friendship which
turns to young love. Each learns to accept the other as a human being.
This French prize winner will remain an unrealistic work of fiction to
the young American-Jewish reader who is inundated with reality via
mass media. (9-11)
R
eeves
, J
ames
.
The angel and the donkey. Illus. by Edw. Ardizzone. N.Y.,
McGraw-Hill, 1970. 40 p.
A handsomely illustrated story suggested by the Book of Numbers.
An oft-beaten donkey opens the eyes of his master, the magician
Balaam, to the truth. (4-8)
S
amuel
, R
inna
.
Israel: promised land to the modern state. N.Y., Golden
Book, 1969. 176 p.
A non-fiction work which tells of the rise of the State of Israel in a
hostile Arab hegemony. Illustrated with photos and four detailed maps.
(11-13)
S
anders
, J
ames
,
ed. Bar-Mitzvah: reflections and remembrances. Illus. by
Naama Kitov. N.Y., Jonathan David, 1970. 192 p.
A book dealing with the history, philosophy and spirituality pertinent
to the ceremony. Its design allows for autographs, photographs and
other personal material. (13)
S
hamir
, G
abriel
and
M
axim
.
The story of Israel in stamps. N.Y., Sabra
Books, 1970. 84 p.
The story of Israel is told through more than 100 of its fascinating
stamps which have a wide range of themes. This unusual book which
should be of interest to readers of all ages contains a philatelic directory.
S
hemin
, M
argaretha
.
The empty moat. N.Y., Coward-McCann, 1969.
159 p.
A suspense novel in which a Dutch girl’s attempt to rescue a British
pilot from a Nazi held castle also involves her in the rescue of Jews.
(13-15)
S
imon
, C
harlie
M
ay
.
Martin Buber: wisdom in our time. Photo illus. N.Y.,
Dutton Co., 1969. 191 p.
This extraordinary, well-written book is more than an excellent biog-
raphy of the great Jewish existentialist philosopher. I t explains the de-
velopment and substance of his philosophy and major works. Despite
the relevance of Buber’s ideas to the life values of our young people,
many teachers find themselves unwilling and /o r unable to utilize them
on a pre-college level. This book can do much to solve the problem.
(13 &up)
S
inger
, I
saac
B. A day of pleasure: stories of a boy growing up in War-
saw. Photo illus. by Roman Vishniac. N.Y., Farrar, Straus & Giroux,
1969. 227 p.
Mr. Singer has condensed and re-written his autobiography
(In My
Father’s Court)
for the younger reader. The majestic yet sensitive pic-
tures of Roman Vishniac give visual dimension and a frame of refer-
ence into a world gone by. (11-15)
S
kulsky
, S.
Legends
of
Rabbi Akiva. Illus. by A. Luizada. Trans, by I. M.
Lask. N.Y., Shulsinger, 1968. 128 p.
The story of a shepherd who late in life becomes one of Judaism^