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NETTIE FRISHMAN and
MARCIA POSNER
Jewish Juvenile Books
1976-1977
A
dler
, D
av id
A.
The house on the roof: a Sukkot story.
Illus.
b y
Marilyn Hirsch. New York, Hebrew Publishing Co. (Bonim
Books), 1976. Unp.
An elderly man outwits his cranky landlady and a judge makes
a Solomon-like decision, enabling the man to celebrate in his own
roof-top Sukkah. (ages 5-8).
B
anks
, L
yn n e
R
e id
.
Sarah and after, f ive women of the O ld T estam en t.
Garden City, New York, Doubleday 8c Co., 1976. 183 p.
Four generations of young women who were to become the
matriarchs of the Hebrew nation—Sarah, Rebecca, the sisters
Leah and Rachel, and Leah’s daughter, Dinah. This fictionalized
version brings to life their personalities, faults and virtues, (ages
12-18).
B
irnh ack
, S
ar ah
.
H app y is the heart.
Illus. by the author. New York,
Feldheim, 1976. 155 p.
A glimpse into the life of an Orthodox Jewish family. Teenager
Miriam struggles to make the right decisions as she goes from one
“adventure” to the next. Unfortunately the characterizations are
weak and the message too obvious, (ages 10-14)
B
la u
, J
ud ith
H
o pe
.
The bagel baker of mu lliner lane.
Illus. by author.
New York, McGraw-Hill, 1976. Unp.
What could have been a delightful story of Grandpa Izzy using
the stale bagels in his bakery for imaginative gifts and decorations,
becomes a contrived fantasy; overlong and uninspired. Colorful
illustrations, (ages 8-10).
B
lu e
, R
ose
.
The th irteen th year: a bar-mitzvah story.
Illus. by Ted
Lewin. New York, Watts, 1977. 85 p.
A bar-mitzvah boy changes his family’s plans due to unforeseen
circumstances. The significance of bar-mitzvah is interwoven with
the themes of the acceptance of death and Jewish survival, (ages
8
-
12
) .
B
ridger
, D
av id
and
W
olk
,
R.
S
am u e l
,
editors.
The new Jewish en­
cyclopedia.
New York, Behrman, 1976. 541 p.
A revised, updated edition of the handy one-volume compendium
of Jewish history, customs, traditions, culture, wisdom and folklore,
(ages 12 and up)
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