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MARCIA W. POSNER
Jewish Juvenile Books
1991-1992
A
b r a m s
, J
u d it h
Z.
A family service for Shabbat.
111. by Katherine Janus
Kahn. Rockville, MD: Kar-Ben, 1991. 32 p. pb. (5-up)
A service and handbook for families to use at home about ob­
serving the Sabbath.
A
leichem
, S
holom
(Sholom Aleichem).
Around the table: family stories
of Sholom Aleichem.
Trans, by Aliza Shevrin. Illus. by Toby Gowing.
NY: Scribner’s, 1991. 96 p. (10-13)
Five stories — some painful, some funny — reveal the emotions
of a Jewish
shtetl
family around the holiday table.
A r a t a n , H a r r y .
T
wo
by two: favorite Bible stories.
Illus.
by
the author.
Rockville, MD: Kar-Ben, 1991. 32 p. (3-6)
Popular stories from the Bible told in brief sentences; accom­
panied by attractive and witty illustrations of doll-like characters
painted in flat areas of primary color outlined in black.
B
a c h
, A
l ic e
and
J . C
h e r y l
E
x u m
.
Miriam’s well: stories about women
in the Bible.
Frontispiece and decorations by Leo and Diane Dillon.
NY: Delacorte, 1991. 192 p. (12-up)
Powerful storytelling and scholarly detail combine in these
caringly crafted tales of quick witted women who played important
roles in Bible stories and in the events of their day.
B
a n k s
, L
y n n e
R
e id
.
One more river:
NY: Morrow, 1992 (a welcome
reprint of a 1973 title). 256 p. (10-up)
Leslie, a rich spoiled Canadian girl grows into a sturdy, self-
reliant young woman after making aliyah with her parents to an
Israeli kibbutz near the Jordanian border. Perceptively written by
a fine writer; set during the Six-Day War.
B
a y l is
-W
h i t e
, M
a r y
.
Sheltering Rebecca.
NY: Lodestar/Dutton. 1991.
99 p. (8-12)
A moving account of a friendship between Sally, an English girl,
and Rebecca, a German-Jewish refugee, that begins in wartime
England and reaches across a generation and a continent.
* Asterisked titles are especially outstanding in quality.
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