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JEW ISH BOOK ANNUAL
S
e v a l a
, E
p h r a im
.
Why there is no heaven on earth.
Trans, by Richard
Lourie. New York, Harper, 1982. 205 p. (12+)
Insight into the Stalinist years and a tribute to a life that is no
more. Mature style of writing describes a boy’s exploits.
S
in g e r
, I
saa c
B
a sh e v is
.
The Golem.
Illus.
by
Yuri Shulevitz. New York,
Farrar, 1982. 85 p. (10-14)
The author brings warmth and a sense of intimacy to the golem
legend — a tale of power gone awry in medieval Poland.
Meticulously textured drawings.
SKOLSKY, M
ind y
W
a r s h aw
.
Hannah and the bestfather on Route 9W.
Illus.
by Karen Ann Weinhaus. New York, Harper, 1982. (8-12)
Continuing the Hannah cycle begun in
Whistling teakettle; Carnival
and kopeck
; and
Hannah is a palindrome.
Hannah and her Dad,
unsuccessful in the competitions each has entered, find that they are
their own best prizes. Droll, insightful.
S
t e r n
, E
l l e n
N
o rm a n
.
Elie Wiesel: witnessfor life.
N ew Y o rk ,
Ktav, 1982.
197 p. (11 + )
Sympathetic biography of Wiesel based on interviews, with critical
interpretations of his writing. Leads the reader into the Holocaust
and its effect on one man, a witness for life.
S
y m e
, D
e b o r a h
S
h a y n e
.
The Jewish home detectives.
Illus. by Marlene
Lobel Ruthen. New York, Union of American Hebrew
Congregations, 1982. 32 p. (4-8)
Jewish way to entertain children on a rainy afternoon: discover
Jewish symbols in the home!
S
z a m b e l a n
-S
t r e v in s k y
, C
h r i s t i n e
.
Dark hour of noon.
N ew
York,
Lippincott, 1982. 221 p. (10-14)
Five young Polish Christian partisans band together to avenge
Jewish deaths and to fight the Nazi occupiers of their land.
Z
a k o n
, M
ir iam
S
t a r k
.
The Egyptian star: the adventures of Ernes Junior
Interpol.
New York, Judaica Press/Judaica Youth Series, 1982. 114
p. (10-14)
Two youthful detectives hunt down and capture an ex-Nazi mur­
derer of their elderly friend’s brother. Exciting reading with Jewish
values.
ZAKUTINSKY, R u t h .
The case of the missing baseball cards.
New York, Aura,
1982. 82 p. (8-12)
A nine-year-old boy entraps two classmates he suspects of stealing
another’s baseball cards. Awkwardly written.
ZOLA, M
e g u id o
.
Only the best.
Illus. by Valerie Littlewood. New York,
Watts, 1982. 29 p. (6-10)
A “noodlehead” father searches far and wide for the best of the
best to give to his newborn daughter until he discovers the gift of his
love. Magnificent illustrations.