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Books are treasures.
Illus. by Cara Goldenberg Marks. New
York, Union of American Hebrew Congregations, 1982. 32 p. (4-8
An introduction to books and their importance in Jewish lif
Light gay touch.
I learn about God.
Illus. by Marlene Lobell Ruthen. New York,
Union of American Hebrew Congregations, 1982. 32 p. (4-8)
An introduction to the Jewish concept of God and religion as
factor in everyday living.
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Illus. by Heidi Steinberger. New York, Union o
American Hebrew Congregations, 1982. (4-8)
Delightful introduction to the symbols of the Holy Ark by Yon
the Yad (pointer).
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Getting even.
Richard Egielski. New York
Harper, 1982. 120 p. (8-12)
Continues the Molly saga
(I should worry, I should care
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In revenge Molly discloses her friend’s family’s secret an
then regrets it. Good family saga.
Joshua in the promised land.
Illus. by David Frampton. New
York, Clarion, 1982. 83 p. (8-14)
An exciting retelling shows Joshua not only as a leader, but as
tender husband, concerned father, and good friend who has to fac
moral dilemmas.
How Yossi beat the evil urge.
Illus. by Petra Mathers. New York,
Harper and Row, 1983. 42 p. (8-11)
Inattentive Yossi beats the evil urge (portrayed as a green imp) b
surrendering himself to prayer and responding in song and dance
Charming, primitive-style illustrations carry out the mood.
Make noise, make merry.
Illus. by Demi. New York, Clarion,
1983. 96 p. (8-11)
A thorough exploration of Purim— its origins, development, cus
toms and symbols, and a lively retelling of the Esther saga.
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Gooseberries to oranges.
Illus. by Beverly Brodsky. Ne
York, Lothrop, 1982. Unp. (6-10)
Bitter-sweet memories of the old land are replaced for Fanny b
the freedom and realities of the new — America! Beautifu
watercolors by Brodsky.
King of the seventh grade.
New York, Lothrop, 1982. 190 p.
“Acting out” because he feels unloved, Vic receives a shock abo
his religious identity which causes him to take stock and to choos
Winner of the National Jewish Book Award for best children’s boo
of 1982.
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Sukkot: a time to rejoice.
Illus. by Brom Hoban. Ne
York, Holiday, 1982. 96 p. (10-14)