Page 218 - Jewish Book Annual Volume 40

Basic HTML Version

their Austrian relatives to safety in the United States, Jancy sees
that her father is fiercely Jewish in his own way. Natural inter­
relationships, good dialogue and characterizations.
ir er
, B
e n z io n
The Twins.
Trans, from the Hebrew by Bracha Slae. New
York, Feldheim, 1981. (10-14)
A novel about a Polish Orthodox family in which the parents die for
“kiddush ha-Shem” and their twin children survive the Holocaust
— the boy, after being a child-partisan, and the girl, after convert­
ing to Christianity. The dramatic circumstances o f their reunion in
Israel, and the stories o f Jewish faith and courage throughout the
book, make this an exciting, if somewhat stilted, addition to
Holocaust literature. (12 and up)
* F
ish e r
, L
eo n ar d
v e r e t t
The seven days o f creation.
Illus. by author. New
York, Holiday, 1981. Unp. (4-8)
The vastness o f the empty universe and the majesty o f creation are
captured in this visually stunning adaptation o f
Fisher’s use
o f composition and scale is masterful; the images, colors and tex­
tures are both compelling and dramatic.
r u c h t e r
a a k o v
The best o f Olomeinu.
Book One. Illus. by
Yosef Dershow itz. New York, Mesorah Publications/Torah
Umesorah, 1981. 160 p. Paper. (10-14)
Stories selected from the pages o f the periodical,
set in the
present and the past. Tales o f miracle and legend demonstrate the
efficacy o f faith and prayer and stress the value o f Torah study.
Attractively designed and beautifully illustrated in soft pencil and
charcoal sketches.
a bo r
, G
eo r g ia
My destiny; survivor o f the holocaust.
CA ., Am en , 1981.(12
and up)
The author’s account o f her wartime experiences in the ghetto o f
Hungary and her liberation, through her ill-fated marriages up to
the present time is presented in a simple, conversational tone
which will appeal to teenagers. Quite frank and graphic; demon­
strates clearly the effects o f the Holocaust upon survivors. Illus­
trated with photos from the author’s albums. (12 and up)
a n z
, Y
a ffa
The adventures ofJeremy Levi.
Illus. by Harvey Klineman.
New York, Feldheim (Young Readers Division), 1981. 95 p. Paper.
Jeremy is a likeable 11-year-old boy full o f ideas and schemes. Some
turn out well, and others get him into trouble, but all o f which help
him mature into a Torah-observant youth. Natural first-person
narration and cartoon illustrations.
Who knows one? a book o f Jewish numbers.
Illus. by Harvey
Klineman. New York, Feldheim (Young Readers’ Division), 1981.
Unp. Paper over boards. (4-8)