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JEWISH BOOK ANNUAL
L
e v i n e
, G
e m m a
.
We live in Israel.
Illus. with photos. New York ,
Bookwright/Watts, 1983. 64 p. (7-10)
Frank discussions with various types o f Israelis give the reader an
idea o f Israel’s complexity and the needs of the groups who com­
prise its population. Part o f the “Living here” series. Photos,
glossary, index.
M
c
K
i e
, R
oy
.
Noah’s ark.
New York, Random House,
1984 . 2 4
p.
(3 -6 )
Noah builds the ark. A pleasant book for pre-schoolers similar to
the “Golden Books,” only taller and thinner. From Random’s “knee-
high” series.
M
a r z o l l o
, J
e a n
.
Doyou loveme, Harvey Bums?
New York, Dial, 1983. 183
p. (12 up)
Lisa isn’t Jewish, but she has a crush on Harvey who has problems
with his Jewishness, problems which cause him to commit a hateful
act.
M
e l t z e r
, M
i l t o n
.
The terrorists.
New York, Harper and Row (Har-Row),
1983. 192 p. (12 up)
A reasoned, objective account of terrorism through the ages,
including terrorist acts against Jews and those by Jews. It concludes
that even though the temptation to use weapons against injustice is
strong, where innocent lives are taken, terrorism cannot bejustified.
M
e t t e r
, B
e r t
.
Bar mitzvah, bat mitzvah: howJewish boys and girls come of
age.
Illus. by Marv Friedman. New York, Clarion, 1984. 37 p.
(10-14)
A short, simple book full o f good content: the history and mean­
ing of the ritual, common misunderstandings surrounding Bar
Mitzvah, description of the ceremony, and a hint about the proper
tone for any celebration that follows. Written in a popular, chatty
style.
M
ik l o w i t z
, G
lo r ia
D.
Close to the edge.
New York, Delacorte, 1984. 155
p. (12 up)
Jenny Hartley has “everything” but happiness. Her friends and
family seem superficial, as she herself appears to be. Then several
events occur which lead her back to a connection with real people,
Jewish senior citizens and her own grandmother.
N
a y l o r
, P
h y l l i s
R
e y n o l d s
.
The Solomon system.
New York, Atheneum,
1983. 187 p. (10-14)
A residential summer camp is the background for the coming of
age o f two boys whose parents are divorcing and whose main hold
on stability and heritage is their grandmother.
O
r l e v
, U
r i
.
The island on Bird street.
Transl. from the Hebrew by Hillel
Halkin. New York, Houghton, 1984. 162 p. (10-14)
Drawing upon his own wartime childhood in the Warsaw Ghetto,
Orlev has written a riveting novel of an eleven-year-old boy who