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Stunning stylized illustrations highlight the Jonah story with
lyric simplicity, (ages 10 and up)
C am eron , Jam es .
The making of Israel.
New York, Taplinger, 1977,
104 p.
A short history, illustrated with photographs, recounting the
events that led up to the War of Independence. It includes a
dramatic, eye-witness account of the siege of Jerusalem, (ages 12
and up)
C oh en , B a rb a ra .
The b ind ing of Isaac.
Illus. by Charles Mikolaycak.
New York, Lothrop, Lee 8c Shepard/Morrow, 1978, unp.
Beautifully illustrated expansion of the age-old question, “Would
Abraham have slain Isaac had not God intervened?” It is related by
an elderly Isaac to the children of Jacob, his grandchildren,
(ages 10 and up)
D ank , M i l t o n .
The dangerous game.
New York, Lippincott, 1977.
157 p.
A fictionalized version of the author’s previous non-fiction book
about the French Resistance in World War II. There are no
Jewish characters, but it does offer a glimpse of the Holocaust
period. Its hero is a teen-aged boy. (ages 12 and up)
E f r o n , B en jam in
and
E f r o n ,
A.
Com ing of age: you r b a r /b a t m itzvah .
New York, Union of American Hebrew Congregations, 1977. 40 p.
A revision of the 1963 title
Your Bar M itzvah .
It offers a basic
introduction to Bar/Bat Mitzvah, including history, ritual and
significance of the ceremony. Glossary, (ages 11-13)
E hrm an , H e r z N a f t a l i .
The Rav .
New York, Feldheim, 1977, 208 p.
A
biography of the founder of the Lubavitcher movement, Rab-
bi Shneur Zalman. It tells how the Rabbi collaborated with the
Cossacks to help defeat Napoleon, Glossary, (ages 12 and up)
E isenb erg , A z r i e l
and
A in -G lo b e , L ea h ,
eds.
H om e at last.
New York,
Bloch, 1977, 177p.
The determined efforts made by Jews in order to return to
Zion are recorded in sixteen vignettes describing dramatic
odysseys of Jews from Europe, Yemen, India, Argentina, the new
Russian olim and the illegal immigrants from the days of the
White Paper, (ages 12 and up)
E isenb erg , R o n a ld
L.
Iguana corps of the Haganah.
New York, Bloch,
1977, 120 p.
New light on the activities of the Haganah before 1948 as told in
three stories in which lizards are used as couriers, (ages 11 and up)
Fa rb er , N o rm a .
A ship in a storm on the way to Tarshish.
Illus. by
Victoria Chess. New York, Greenwillow/Morrow, 1978, unp.