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with photos. (Jewish Biography Series) New York, Dutton/Lodestar,
1987. 128 p. (10-14)
How one man’s obsession gave to the Jewish people a single lan­
guage, Hebrew, in their homeland.
E l i a s , M i r i a m
L.
Tryfo r a dream.
Illus. by Aidel Backman. Spring Valley,
New York, Feldheim, 1986. 152 p. (10-14)
When Tova steps in front of Mrs. Korda’s car, a chain of events
ensues that provides Tova with opportunities to lead Mrs. Korda
and her reluctant daughter to a religiously observant lifestyle.
G a n z , Y a f f a .
The gift that grew.
Illus. by Harvey Klineman. Spring Valley,
New York, Feldheim, 1987. 32 p. (5-10)
Elisha learns too late that his carelessness will kill his favorite tree
and that God’s gifts must be treated tenderly.
G a n z , Y a f f a .
The terrible, wonderful day.
Illus. by Y.E. Taub. Spring Val­
ley, New York, Feldheim, 1987. 32 p. (4-8)
Attitude is what counts in a book in which the same child reports
negative and positive versions of the same events on opposite pages.
G o l d , Y e s h a r a .
“Hurry, Friday’s a short day.” One boy’s erev Shabbat in
Jerusalem’s Old City.
Brooklyn, New York, Art Scroll Mesorah Youth
Series, 1986. 32 p. (4-8)
Shows the restored Jewish Quarter in Old Jerusalem — the inside
of a 600-year-old house built by the Turks and now occupied by five-
year-old Raffi and his family. Raffi visits a flower market, the
kotel,
a
mikveh,
and so on — getting ready for Shabbat! (See Puah Shteiner’s
Forever My Jerusalem
[below] for a memoir of how the Jews were
forced to leave that Quarter in 1948.)
G o t t l i e b , Y a f f a L e b a .
Millions of minutes.
Illus. by Bryna S. Lazerus.
Brooklyn, New York, Aura Publishing, 1986. unp. (10-14)
Sloppy art work and strained rhyme mar the valuable concept of
this book — to be aware of every minute of the day, to use those
minutes in doing good, discovering the world, and carrying out
God’s purposes.
G o u l d , M a r i l y n .
The twelfth ofJune.
New York, Lippincott Jr . Books.,
1986. 183 p. (10-14)
Barney and Janis have problems. Barney’s is pressure from his
psychologist mother and his forthcoming Bar Mitzvah; Janis’ is her
family’s protective attitude when she wants to have a normal life
despite her cerebral palsy. In mutual dependence, each develops a
stronger sense of self.
G r e e n e , J a c q u e l i n e D e m b a r .
Nathan’s Hanukkah bargain.
Illus. by Steffi
Karen Rubin. Rockville,
M D . ,
Kar-Ben Copies, 1986. 32 p. (7-10)
As Nathan and his grandfather search for a menorah, one that is
neither too modern or too expensive, grandpa reminisces about the
good old days when one could bargain with peddlers. Then, Nathan