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POSNER/JEW ISH JUVEN ILE BOOKS
2 5 3
G
r e e n e
, J
a c q u e l in e
D
e n b a r
.
Butchers and bakers, rabbis and kings.
Illus.
by Marilyn Hirsh. Rockville,
M D ,
Kar-Ben, 1984. 32 p. (6-10)
Historically accurate illustrations in gray and red enliven a tale of
how the Jews of Tudela, Spain, cleverly convinced the conquering
king Alfonso that his kingdom would be unable to function without
them.
H
a u b e n s a k
- T
e l l e n b a c h
, M
a r g r i t
.
The story of Noah’s ark.
Illus. by
Emma Emhardt. New York, Crown, 1983. 24 p. (4-8)
Primitive style illustrations in rich colors show wit and detail. The
simple narrative and pictures of parent animals nuzzling their
young will please younger readers. Oversized book.
H
u b n e r
, C
a r o l
K
o r b
.
The silent shofar and other Devorah Doresh mysteries.
Illus. by Siegmund Forst. New York, Judaica Press, 1983. 138 p.
(
8
-
12
)
Entertaining mystery stories which are solved by a combination of
coincidence and Torah-wisdom.
H
u l l
, E
l e a n o r e
.
The summer people.
New York, Atheneum, 1984. 217 p.
(12 up)
Genevieve Rosen has such a case of “assimilation self-hate” that it
almost causes her to lose what she wants most, the friendship of her
non-Jewish friend. Spread over a period of many summers, the pace
is lazy as a summer’s day, but with good characterizations.
H
u t t o n
, W
a r w ic k
.
Jonah and the great fish.
New York, Atheneum, 1984.
unp. (4-8)
A dignified retelling of the Jonah story shows a startled Jonah try­
ing to evade God’s command, then a contrite Jonah willing to obey.
Dramatic watercolors.
K
it m a n
, C
a r o l
and
A
nn
H
u r w i t z
.
One mezuzah. A Jewish counting book.
Illus. with photos. Chappaqua, New York, Rossel, 1984. unp. he &
pb (3-6)
A counting book of Jewish concepts, rituals and symbols. Beauti­
ful photos show tenderness and wit.
K
o h n e r
, H
anna
and others.
Hannah and Walter: a love story.
New York,
Random House, 1984. 218 p. (12 up)
Walter, a former United States soldier who fought in WWII, and
Hanna, a survivor of the Holocaust, tell how though parted as child­
hood sweethearts, they were reunited in middle-age. A tender and
incredible story.
K u p f e r ,
J
ack
.
Child of the holocaust.
New York , Signet, 1983 . 2 5 6 p. p b (1 2
up)
Reprint of the true account of a Jewish boy who, having survived
the Holocaust outside o f the Ghetto, had to find his religious iden­
tity.