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O
rovitz
, N
o rm a
A. and
T
a b a ch n ik o ff
, B
arry
.
T im e to rhyme: Jewish
holiday book.
Illus. by Candace Ruskin. New York, Shengold, 1976.
32 p. Paperbound.
A charmingly illustrated primer consisting of couplets, transli­
terated and translated Hebrew prayers, (ages 4-7)
R
eiss
, J
o h a n n a
.
The journey back.
New York, Crowell, 1976. 214 p.
With the declaration of peace, Annie and her sister Sini journey
back from their two-year hideout with the loving Oostervalds to
begin life again as a family. Many adjustments have to be made—
including a new stepmother and a sister converted to Christianity.
A moving sequel to the multi-award winning
Upstairs room .
(Crowell, 1972). (ages 10-13)
R
ic hm a n
, C
arol
.
The
Lekachmacher fam ily.
Illus.
b y
the author. New
York, Madrona, 1976. Unp.
Jewish roots are what Richman is after, but this testimonial to
her immigrant grandparents gets hopelessly tangled. Pogroms and
Cossack cruelty are too soft-pedaled. The illus. make the family
look like clothes-pin dolls, (ages 4-7)
S
am u e l s
, G
ertrude
.
M o tte le : a partisan odyssey.
New York, Harper,
1976. 179 p.
Returning from his music lesson to find that the Germans have
destroyed his home and killed his family, 12-year old Mottele flees
to the forests of the Ukraine. The effective narrative mixes ad­
venture and suspense with the psychological drama of people
constantly facing death, cruelty and danger, (ages 12 and up)
S
inger
, I
saac
B
ashev is
.
Na fta li the storyteller and his horse, Sus.
Illus.
by Margot Zemach. New York, Farrar, Straus 8c Giroux, 1976. 129 p.
Collection of 8 stories, including “Chelm tales” and two auto­
biographical ones, all carrying the folk qualities of wit, humor and
rich wisdom of this master storyteller’s previous tales. Zemach’s
illus. are appropriately peasantlike in feeling, (ages 10-13)
S
kolsky
, M
indy
W
ar sh aw
.
The wh istling teake ttle; and o ther stories
abou t Hannah.
Illus. by Karen Ann Weinhaus. New York, Harper
and Row, 1977. 70 p.
Four gently told, humorous stories about 8-year old Hannah,
growing up in a New York suburb in the 1930s. Shining thru
these stories of childlike concerns is the love and understanding
of her family. Jewish family life, at its warmest and best, (ages
8 to 9)
S
u h l
, Y
u r i
.
Simon Boom gets a le tter.
Illus. by Fernando Krahn. New
York, Four Winds, 1976. 30 p.
Another noodlehead story of conceited but good natured Simon