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B
r in
, R
u th
F.
The story of Esther.
Illus.
b y
H. Hechtkopf. New York,
Lerner, 1976. 30 p.
The author uses fairy-tale form to retell the Purim story. The
Israeli artist satirizes the difference between the Jews and the
Persians until they appear as caricatures, but makes good use of
color, (ages 9-12)
B
rodie
, D
eborah
,
ed.
Stories my grandfa ther shou ld have to ld me.
Illus. by Carmela Tal Baron. New York, Hebrew Publishing Co.
(Bonim Books), 1977. 128 p.
Some of the finest chapters from ten books which have been
proven favorites with children:
All-of-a-kind fam ily
,
W a iting fo r
Mama, The pa ir of shoes
and others, plus two original stories,
comprise this delightful collection ranging from the shtetl to sub­
urbia. (ages 8-12)
B
urste in
,
C h a y a M.
R ifka grows up.
Illus. by the author. New York,
Hebrew Publishing
Co.,
1976. 184 p.
Rifka wants to go to high school in her small Russian village
(sequel to
R ifka bangs the teake ttle ),
but anti-Semitism and political
unrest force her family to emigrate to America. The characters
are roundly drawn and the writing has vitality, (ages 10-14)
C
o h en
, B
ar bara
.
Benny.
New York, Lothrop, Lee & Shepard 1977.
160 p.
Young Benny Rifkind learns what’s really important when he
weighs his love for baseball against the unhappiness of a lonely
German boy sent to America in 1939 to escape the ominous threat
of Hitlerism, (ages 10-12)
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B i t te r Herbs and Honey.
New York, Lothrop, Lee
8c
Shepard, 1976.
159 p.
Torn between the demands engendered by her family’s devotion
to the traditional Jewish way of life, and her own desire to attend
college and marry the man of her choice, Bella Levitzky resolves
these problems with humor, as well as pain, (ages 12-15)
E
isem a n
, A
lberta
.
R ebe ls and reformers: biographies of four Jewish
Americans.
Illus. by Herb Steinberg. New York, Doubleday, 1976.
Hardcover and paper bound. 131 p.
Eiseman profiles Uriah Phillips Levy, Ernestine Rose, Louis
Brandeis and Lillian Waldman. Well written and researched,
(ages 10-16)
E
isenberg
, A
zr iel
.
The book of books.
New York, Soncino Press, 1976.
163 p.
All about the five books of Moses: writing the scroll, its history,
the work of scribes, and many other fascinating aspects of the
Torah, (ages 12 and up)