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JEW ISH BOOK ANNUAL
G
o l d s t o n
, R
o b e r t
.
Sinister touches; the secret war against Hitler.
New
York, Dial, 1982. 192 p. (12+)
Fascinating account of covert activities, mostly in England, against
the Nazis. The tragic position of the Jews is noted sympathetically.
G
o t l e i b
, Y
a f f a
.
The gift of challahs.
Illus.
by
Aidel Backman. New York,
Aura, 1982. 32 p. (6-10)
Which is more appreciated by God: accomplishment in scholar­
ship or the pious gifts of a naive, untutored couple? A lovely tale in
the vein
oiYussel's prayer
(Cohen/Lothrop/1981).
G
r e e n f e l d
, H
o w a r d
.
Purim.
Illus.
by E la in e G ro v e . N ew Y o r k , H o l t ,
1982. unp. (8-12).
Greenfeld continues his series on the Jewish holidays, this time
telling the story of Esther in a true-to-the-source, but lively style.
Fine book design and illustration.
H
a r t h e im e r
, E
va
J
a c o b s o n
.
Bustenai.
New York, Merkos L’Inyonei
Chinuch, 1982. 114 p. (10-14)
Adapted from the Lehmann novel about the adventures of
Bustenai, the last descendant of the House of David; his adventures
and his influence in the Moslem world. Exciting reading.
H
e l l e r
, L
in d a
.
The castle onHester Street.
Illus. by the author. Phila., Jew­
ish Publication Society, 1982. 32 p. (4-8)
A little girl learns that life is how one sees it when Grandma and
Grandpa give conflicting views of the same events. Witty, delightful,
beautifully illustrated.
H
e l l m a n
, P
e t e r
and
L
i l i
M
e i e r
.
The Auschwitz album: a book discovered by
a concentration camp survivor, Lili Meier.
New York, Random, 167 p.
(
12
+)
Sharp, clear photographs record the arrival of Jewish families on
a transport, the selection process, and the crematoria in the back­
ground. A record of infamy, pain, confusion, and despair.
H
e s t
, A
m y
.
Maybe next year.
N ew
York, Clarion, 1982. 153 p. (9-12)
What does an orphan do when her beloved “Nana” remarries and
there is a man in the house? A quiet story filled with humor and phi­
losophy.
H
u r w it z
, J
o h a n n a
.
The rabbi's girls.
I llu s .
by Pamela
J o h n s o n .
New
York, Morrow Jr., 1982. 158 p. (8-12)
Jewish values and faith are stabilizing factors in this peripatetic,
attractive family of six girls, mother, and rabbi father. These enable
them to withstand the trial of the death of a loved one. Awise, tender
story.
J
o rd a n
, R
u t h
.
Daughter of the waves.
T a p l in g e r ,
1983. 213
p .
(12+)
A childhood spent in Palestine is witness to the evolving of a
nation. Details of family life, Jewish-Arab relations and historic
occurrences mingle pleasantly.