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JEW ISH BOOK ANNUA
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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.
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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.
B
o g o t
, H
o w a r d
.
Yoni.
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).
C
h a ik in
, M
ir ia m
.
Getting even.
Illus.
by
Richard Egielski. New York
Harper, 1982. 120 p. (8-12)
Continues the Molly saga
(I should worry, I should care
; and
Finders
weepers).
In revenge Molly discloses her friend’s family’s secret an
then regrets it. Good family saga.
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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.
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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.
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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.
C
o h e n
, B
a r b a r a
.
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.
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King of the seventh grade.
New York, Lothrop, 1982. 190 p.
(10-14)
“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.
D
r u c k e r
, M
a l k a
.
Sukkot: a time to rejoice.
Illus. by Brom Hoban. Ne
York, Holiday, 1982. 96 p. (10-14)