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matized the proverb that he who gives on Shabbat will receive in
return, (ages 3-7)
K
e r r
, J
u d i t h
.
A small person far away.
New York, Coward, 1979.
192 p.
Anna, the daughter of the assimilated German-Jewish family
in
When H i t le r sto le p in k rabb it
and
The o ther way round,
has
made a good adjustment and is happily married and liv ing in
London. Her mother’s attempted suicide brings her to confront
the past in Berlin. An unusually fine novel, (ages 14-18)
K
u s t a n o w i t z
, S
h u l a m i t
E. and
F
o o n t
, R
o n n i e
C .
A first Haggadah.
Illus. by
R .C .
Foont. New York, Bonim Books, 1979, 63 p.,
paper over boards
A large print, colorfully illustrated Haggadah; simplified for
children, but not simplistic, (ages 6-10)
L
is o w s k i
, G
a b r i e l
.
On the li t t le hearth.
Illus. by the author. New
York, Holt, 1978, unp.
A popular traditional Yiddish song (
O if’n Prip itch ik)
has been
given a beautiful format. Nostalgic scenes of shtetl life drawn in
fine pen and ink crosshatching embelish the verses; while the
music, together with both Yiddish and English words, appears
in the back of the book, (ages 2-120)
L
o r im e r
, L
a w r e n c e
T .
Noah ’s ark.
Illus. by Charles E. Martin. New
York, Random House, 1978, unp., paper and hard cover.
Haven’t you always wondered about the housekeeping ar­
rangements aboard the ark and its construction? Th is
Noah ’s
ark
shows where the animals were stabled, how they were fed, etc.
T h e myriad of tiny details will fascinate young readers, (ages 3-8)
My l i t t le d ictionary. Hebrew-English dictionary.
Jerusalem, Roths­
child Foundation. Distributed by Board of Jewish Education of
Greater New York, 1979, unp., paper covered boards.
A first Hebrew-English dictionary with a novel arrangement:
a category (work tools, writing instruments, holidays, etc.) to
a page. Each word is illustrated with a clearly drawn colored
example of the word, (ages 4-8)
M
u c h n ik
, M
ic h o e l
.
T uv ia ’s train that had no end.
Illus. by the
author. New York, Merkos L’inyonei Chinuch, 1978, unp.
Orthodox children try to make their sick Rabbi well by per­
forming additional mitzvot. T o speed his recovery, they make a
“mitzvah train” with one car per mitzvah—to spread the news far
and wide. Quaint, detailed mini-Muchnik illustrations soften the
hard sell. (K-3rd grade)