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Katherine Janus Kahn. Rockville, MD: Kar-Ben, 1991. 12 p. (in­
cluding covers) board book, (1-3)
Explains to toddlers what the shofar is saying to them. Kahn’s
illustrations dance to the sounds of the shofar.
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The king and the flea and other tales.
Illus. by Aba
Bayersky. Canada: Mosaic Press (dist. by Kampmann National
Book Network, 4720-A Boston Way, Lanham, MD 20706), 1990.
120 p. pb (8-up)
Stories from all over the world transmitted to the author by
another storyteller; their strength lies in rich imagery, brief sen­
tences, action, and colorful dialogue — ready for oral telling.
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A summer on thirteenth street.
NY: Dutton, 1991.
128 p.
Herman recaptures the magic of hot summers in the city during
the forties — a time of innocent pleasures and intense patriotism;
and a time when a patriotic 11-year-old tom-boy first feels the
stirring of love, and the cruelty of death.
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The go-between.
Illus. by DyAnne DiSalvo-Ryan, NY : Four
Winds/Macmillan, 1992. 32 p. (5-8)
A great New York tale about Lexi, who serves as matchmaker
between Gram and Murray, the newstand man. Illustrated with
colorful watercolors of the New York scene.
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Love you soldier.
NY: Four Winds/Macmillan, 1991. 48
p. (9-12)
Set during World War II, Katie, a 7-year-old girl learns that
a family can survive the death of a loved one and the changes
in their lives because of it. A fine book.
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Passover fun fo r little hands.
Illus. by the au­
thor. Rockville, MD: Kar-Ben, 1991. 32 p. pb. (3-7)
Simple Hanukkah crafts, activities and a picture story of Ha­
nukkah — a beautiful, color workbook for little ones.
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The atonement of Mindy Wise.
NY: Harcourt, 1991. 160
p. (11-14)
A Yom Kippur story about adolescent angst with a strong school
backdrop and a light touch of comedy by a popular writer of teen­
age fiction.
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Days of awe: storiesfo r Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.
Illus. by Erika Weihs. NY: Viking, 1991. 48 p. (8-12)
After explaining the holidays, gifted storyteller Kimmel offers
three tales adapted from traditional sources, accompanied by
Weihs’ liminous sketches. Highly recommended.
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The B.Y. Times.: War!
Spring Valley, NY: Targum/
Feldheim, 1991. 144 p. (8-12)
One in a lively series featuring the adventures and intrigues