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effective — there is room for another. Glossary, appended expla­
nation of the holidays.
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Alef-Bet: A Hebrew alphabet book.
NY: Lothrop,
Lee & Shepard, 1992. 32 p. (4-8)
More than an alphabet book, it teaches the alef-bet by identifying
one item in each family scene. In addition to the mother, father,
and toddler, this engaging family includes an ebullient daughter
and a wheelchair-bound son. Edward’s painterly illustrations are
a joy.
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A bakers portrait.
Illus. by the author. NY:
Lothrop, 1991. unp. (7-10)
Michelin, an honest portrait painter, finds that her business is
ruined until she figures out how to paint her subjects honestly
but without injuring their feelings. Edward’s second book confirms
her to be a hot new talent.
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Chicken man.
Illus. by the author. NY: Lothrop,
1991. 32 p. (5-8)
This happy kibbutznick loves all his jobs so much that the other
residents grow jealous of him, causing him to temporarily be
moved from his beloved chickens. A funny read with a message
— happiness is within. Winner of the 1992 National Jewish Book
Award for Picture Books.
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Families, etc.
Spring Valley, NY: Feldheim, 1991. 197
p. (10-14)
A sequel to
All because of Raizy,
it continues with some of the
characters and introduces new ones in a story about the complexity
of relationships with family and friends. Mixed in is lots of Torah
and Hebrew, so much so that a glossary is furnished. Elias is on
target in her portrayal of relationships
between frum
teen-age girls.
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K.
What can you do with a bagel?
Illus. by Sally Springer.
Rockville, MD: Kar-Ben, 1991, bd (1-3)
Some fun options are offered to baby — such as dropping the
bagel, wearing it, and playing peek-a-boo through its center. Just
the thing for mealtimes, and the book wipes clean, too!
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Captain of innocence: France and the Dreyfus
Affair.
N Y :
Putnam, 1991. 160 p. photos, reprods., bibliog., chron.
index. (12-up)
A gripping account of a time in the 19th century, when France
went mad, and repeatedly convicted Captain Alfred Dreyfus of
treason on false evidence, to save the army embarrassment and
dishonor.
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Candles in my window.
Southfield, MI: Targum, 1990.
151 p. (10-14)
Libby’s family has become dysfunctional. She finds refuge in