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JEWISH BOOK ANNUAL
M
ann
, P
eggy
and
N
ina
B
rodsky
.
Israel in pictures.
Revised edition. (Visual
Geography Series), New York, Sterling, 1980. 64 p. (10-14)
Updated to include the Begin-Sadat negotiations, and the effect
o f inflation and high tax rates on Israel. The occupied areas section
has been rewritten; and “Women in Israel,” and a report on the
Histadrut have been added.
* M
ann
, P
eggy
and
G
iz e l l e
H
ersh
.
Gizelle save the children.
New York,
Everest, 1980. 320 p. (12 and up)
A moving personal record o f Holocaust terror in Hungary. A
young girl o f 17 takes responsibility for her three sisters, saves them
from death and shields them from the knowledge o f their parents’
demise.
* M
arcus
, A
udrey
F
r iedman
a n d R
aymond
A . Z
w er in
.
But this night is different.
Illus. by Judith Gwyn Brown. New York, Union o f American He­
brew Congregations, 1980. unp. (4-8)
A beautifully conceived and executed children’s picture-book that
compares our daily behavior with that o f the Seder night. The
illustrations reflect family warmth, mysticism and wonder.
M
osk in
, M
a r ie t ta
D.
In the name of God: religion in everyday life.
New York,
Atheneum, 1980. 185 p. (12 and up)
Moskin perceives the ways in which the various faiths have been
influenced by various factors. She discusses the differences between
cults and mainstream religions; the historical relationships between
religions and wars; and the status o f women in different religious
systems. Judaism figures prominently. Excellent maps, charts, re­
productions, chronology, and selected bibliography.
* Oz,
A
mos
.
Soumchi.
Trans, by the author and Penelope Farmer. Illus. by
William Papas. New York, Harper, 1981. 90 p. (10-14)
An 11-year-old boy trades in turn: a bike for toy trains, for a dog,
and for a pencil sharpener, and winds up sleeping in the bedroom
(innocently) o f his first love. Set in post World War II Jerusalem, it is
a book with deftly ironic characterizations that demand some matu­
rity to appreciate.
P
oochoo
.Methuselah’sgang.
Trans, from Hebrew by Nelly Segal. Illus. by
Hank Blaustein. New York, Dodd. 1980. 192 p. (8-12)
An old man with a beard so long he must carry it in a satchel, is
joined by a group o f children in a search for his long lost son (now 41
years old). A slapstick series o f adventures centering on the beard,
but an odd joke to juxtapose against the tragedy o f the Holocaust.
* S
inger
, I
saac
B
a sh ev is
.
The power of light; eight storiesfo r Hanukah.
I l l u s . b y
Irene Lieblich. New York, Farrar, Straus & Giroux. 1980. 87 p.
(10-14)
Eight stories to light up each night against a variety o f recent and
long-ago settings; some are realistic and others mystical. All attest to