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JEWISH BOOK ANNUAL
A simply and cleai written explanation o f the current Lebanese
conflict. Charts, maps, photographs, chronology, index.
S
h e e h e n
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e n n is
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A child's picture English-Yiddish dictionary.
New York,
Workman’s Circle/Adama, 1985. unp. (6-10)
Arranged alphabetically according to the English letters. Next to
each picture is its Yiddish translation, but no transliteration. Large
full-color illustrations on each page.
S
ie g a l
, A
r a n k a
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Grace in the wilderness: after the liberation.
New York,
Farrar, 1985. 220 p. (12 up)
Siegal continues her autobiography (
Upon the head o f the goat: a
childhood in Hungary 1939-1944
) in this outstanding description o f
the desperate postwar years and nightmarish memories o f the con­
centration camp years.
*S
n y d e r
, C
a r o l
.
Ike and mama and the seven surprises.
Illus. by Charles
Robinson. New York, Lothrop, 1985. 160 p. (8-13)
Ike saves a dog’s life, and takes charge when papa becomes ill and
is in danger o f missing Ike’sbar mitzvah. Winner o f the Association
o f Jewish Libraries Award for the “Best Book for Older Children.”
S
p ie r
, P
eter
.
The book ofJonah.
Illus. by the author. New York, Double­
day, 1985. unp. (4-8)
Dramatic drawings and elegant text are further enhanced by four
pages o f maps, history, and a diagram o f a Phoenician ship o f
Jonah’s time.
S
p ir n
, S
h im o n
,
compiler.
The greatJewish enjoy-a-trivia bookfo r kids.
Illus.
by Linda H. Rathkopf. Woodmere, New York, Simcha Publishing,
1985. 92 p. (10 up)
Questions and answers compiled from among 3,000 submitted to
the editors by children belonging to this book club. Six categories are:
men and women; Jewish holidays; arts and literature; customs and
law; Jewish geography and history. Entertaining and informative.
S
t e in
,
R.
C
o n r a d
.
Warsaw ghetto.
New York, Children’s (World at War
Series), 1985. 47 p. (10-14)
Shows the horror o f ghetto life and the courage o f Jews who
refused to participate in their own destruction. Photographs.
V
o ig e l
, E
v a
.
A problem called Chavi.
New York, Feldheim, 1985. 152 p.
(10-14)
Shifra wins over the difficult, neurotic Chavi, relying on achdus
(unity) and hesed (kindness) — and a fortuitous accident. Better
characterizations than most books o f this type. Set in England.
W
a h l
, J
a n
,
reteller.
RunawayJonah and other biblical adventures.
Illus. by
Jane Conteh-Morgan. New York, Caedmon, 1985. 96 p. (also on
records and cassettes) (4-8)
Retold for young readers in simple, strong words with vibrant
illustrations.