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Sukkot, Hanukkah, Purim, Passover and Shavuot. Colored pencil
illustrations in an attractive format.
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The animated Megillah: a Purim adventure.
Claymation
by Rony Oren. Middle Village, Queens, Scopus/Jonathan David,
1987. unp. (6-11)
Those clay Jews are back again on another science-fiction ad­
venture. This time they travel back to Shushan with a 20th century
tape recorder and camera to help Esther and Mordechai save the
Jews. All illustrations are photographs o f the three-dimensional
clay figures. No videotape for this one, yet.
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Festival o f lights: the story o f Hanukkah',
and
Festival
o ffreedom: the story o f Passover.
Both illus. by C.S. Ewing. New York,
Simon & Schuster/Wanderer (pb)/Little Simon (he), 1987 and
1988. unp (6-10)
Inexpensive, nicely designed books with full-color traditional re­
alistic illustrations on each page. Simple, short sentences convey
the drama o f the
Hanukkah
story. Translated and transliterated
song, Maoz Zur; candle-lighting directions and instructions for
playing dreidle. The
Passover
story is sensitively retold and has
luminous expressive watercolor illustrations. Includes the Seder,
recipes and songs. Useful for both Jewish and non-Jewish children.
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Kids love Israel and Israel loves kids; a travel guide fo r
families.
Illus. with photos. Rockville, MD, Kar-Ben Copies, 1988.
256 p. sturdy binding. (All ages)
A travel-guide that every family going to Israel, or planning
a trip there someday, will want. Tips on planning the trip: how
to introduce your children to the geography and culture o f Israel;
what to bring; private guides; health care; transportation; money;
phone calls; laundry; food; sponsoring organizations and much,
much more. Maps, index, appendices.
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On eagles wings and other things.
Illus. by the
author. Phila., Jewish Publication Society, 1987. unp (5-9)
A picture book about “the ingathering” o f Jews from the Di­
aspora — Yemen, Tunisia, the United States and Europe. Possibly
confusing, since the narrative travels from country to country,
showing each home country, each one’s leave-taking, each one’s
journey, and each one’s arrival. Impressionistic illustrations.
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David Ben-Gurion
(World leaders past & present). New
York, Chelsea House, 1987. 112 p. (10-14)
As much a study o f Israel as Ben-Gurion. Describes his early
emigration to Palestine in 1906 and his emergence as a Zionist
leader in the 1920s-1930s. Depicts his role as a great military strat­
egist who outwitted the Arabs in the 1948 War o f Independence.