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JEWISH BOOK A N N U A L
Naturalistic stories create moral dilemmas for the main charac­
ters. Each story is followed by discussion, value-clarification ques­
tions, quotes from primary sources and role-playing activities.
*F r e e dm a n , F l o r e n c e
B.
Brothers.
Illus. by Robert Andrew Parker. New
York, Harper, 1985. unp. (5-8)
Two brothers (Seth’s sons Dan and Joel), each concerned that the
other may be in want, meet one night on their errand o f solicitude.
Legend has it that the Temple was built where they met and
embraced. Drawings are in warm, dreamy pastels with golden over­
tones. Winner o f the National Jewish Book Award — Illustrated
Children’s Book, 1986 and the Association o f Jewish Libraries
Award for Best Picture Book.
* G a l l a z , C h r i s t o p h e an d I n n o c e n t i , R o b e r t o .
Rose Blanche.
T r an s l .
from the Italian by M a r th a Co v en t ry an d R ich a rd G r a g l ia . Illus . by
R o b e r t o In n o c en t i. M in n e s o ta , C r e a t iv e E d u c a t io n ,
1985.
u n p .
(10-14)
Meticulously detailed surreal paintings symbolically show the hor­
rors o f war and the death o f an innocent young German girl who is
killed after bringing food to starvingJewish prisoners. Inspired by a
true-life anti-Nazi heroine known as the “White Rose,” it needs spe­
cial handling. Winner o f the Batchelder Award for best children’s
translated children’s book.
G a n z , Y a f f a .
Shuki’s upside-down dream.
Illus. by Bina Gewirtz. Spring
Valley, New York, Feldheim, 1986. (4-8)
Shuki is annoyed at his elderly aunt’s impending visit, until an
unusual dream changes his attitude towards the elderly.
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The story ofMimmy and Simmy.
Illus. by Harvey Klineman.
Spring Valley, New York, Feldheim, 1985. unp. (6-10)
Two dissatisfied girls exchange places and find out that each pre­
fers her own home, after all. An explication o f “Who is rich? One
who is satisfied and happy with whatever he has” — Pirke Avot 4:1.
G a r f i e l d , L e o n .
The king in the garden.
Illus.
by
Michael Bragg. New
York, Lothrop, 1985. 32 p. (5-8)
A retelling o f the account o f King Nebuchadnezzar’s madness
which introduces a new character, a commonsense little girl who
takes charge o f the king and helps to return him to normalcy.
G e l lm a n , E l l i e .
I t ’s Chanukah.
Illus. by Katherine Janus Kahn. Mary­
land, Kar-Ben Copies, 1985. 10 p. board book (2-4)
Shapes and colors o f Hanukkah create a simple concept book
through which young children discover the symbols and games o f
the holiday.
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I t ’sRosh Hashanah!
Illus. by Katherine Janus Kahn.
Maryland, Kar-Ben Copies, 1985. 10 p. board book (2-4)
Not only are Benjy and Sara taller this year, but they also show