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Philosophic musings, tales, customs and Sukkah-building; fun,
food, and decorations in Drucker’s deft treatment of Sukkot.
F
a ss
, D
a v id
E.
The shofar that lost its voice.
Illus. by Marlene L. Ruthen.
New York, Union of American Hebrew Congregations, 1982. 41 p.
(7-10)
A takeoff on
Alice in wonderland
about the boy who went “through
the shofar” to find out why his did not sound.
FlRER, B
e n z io n
.
Saadiah Weissman.
New York, Feldheim, 1982. 140 p.
(
12
+)
The story of a Yemenite infant stolen for sale to an irreligious
Israeli couple. Melodrama with the message: if you are not ritually
observant, tragedy is your lot.
F
r ied m a n
, I
n a
.
Escape or die: true stories of young people who survived the
Holocaust.
Mass., Addison.-Wesley, 1982. 146 p. (10-14)
Twelve true accounts by children, edited by Friedman, who pro­
vides notes on the historical role of the Jew in each of the children’s
home countries.
F
r u c h t e r
,
R.
Y
a a k o v
, c om p .
The best ofOlomeinu: Shabbos and otherstories
book two;
and
The best ofOlomeinu: Chanukah and other stories book three.
Illus. by Yosef Dershowitz. New York, Mesorah, 1982. 160
p.
ea.
(10-14)
Completes th
eBest ofOlomeinu
trilogy of stories drawn from tradi­
tional and contemporary sources about the Holocaust, Hanukkah in
difficult circumstances, the power of the Sabbath, sages, etc. Mir­
acles and mysticism abound. Some stories are truly beautiful.
G
a r f i e l d
, L
eon
and
M
ic h a e l
B
ragg
,
King Nimrod's tower.
Illus.
by
Michael Bragg. New York, Lothrop, 1982. 32 p. (5-8)
To save a boy and a dog, God does not topple King Nimrod’s
tower, but confuses man’s language so that all work ceases. A novel
treatment, distinguished by its illustrations.
G
e r a s
, A
d e l e
.
Voyage.
New
York,
A th e n e um ,
1983. 193 p. (12+)
The hopes and fears of immigrants crossing the Atlantic to
America are revealed in this sensitively written novel. Excellent
characterizations.
G
e v ir t z
, E
l i e z e r
.
The mysteryofthe missingpushke.
Illus. byChanan Mazel.
New York, Feldheim, 1982. (10-14)
Much to his surprise, Binyamin’s detective work succeeds in
solving a school theft and saving the reputation of the mysterious
new boy at school.
G
o l d s t e in
, L
is a
.
The red magician.
New York, Timescape/Pocket Books,
1982. 156 p. Paper. (12+)
Most unusual Holocaust fantasy in which an Elijah-like figure
comes to warn the village of impending disaster. A narrow-minded,
prideful old Rabbi sacrifices his village rather than relinquish con­
trol.