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of Beis Yaakov girls who publish a newsletter. In this book, number
four in the series, there is jealousy at home and a visit to Israel
finds them in the middle of the Persian Gulf war. Two more titles
are on the way.
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We survived the Holocaust.
NY: Watts, 1991. 144 p.
(12-up)
Brief, first-person accounts by 16 Holocaust survivors who were
children or teenagers during World War II. Includes the contri­
butions made by these survivors after the war.
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Daddy’s chair.
Illus. by Shelly O. Haas. Rockville, MD:
Kar-Ben, 1991. unp. (5-8)
in a sensitive, age-appropriate manner, presents a child’s reac­
tion to his parent’s death and suggests future healing. Evocative
sepia-toned illustrations convey family unity and love as well as
sadness.
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Joseph the dreamer.
Illus. by Aaron Friedman. Brook­
lyn, NY: Judaica Press, 1991. 32 p. (4-8)
Catchy rhyme tells the story of Joseph, while the repeated re­
frain: “In G-d’s hidden plan it was all meant to be,” makes it fun
for children to chime in during storyhour. Full-color googly-eye
cartoon illustrations are just adequate. Discussion questions and
commentary appended.
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The store that mama built.
NY: Macmillan, 192. 113
p. (8-12)
When Papa dies just before he was to open a store, Mama,
ordinarily dependent and European, finds the strength to take
charge and do things her way. (This author can write!)
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All the lights in the night.
111. by Janes E. Ransome.
NY: Tambourine/Morrow, 1991. 32 p. (6-10)
Two boys find a way to celebrate Hanukkah as they make their
perilous way to Palestine, after the Tsar’s pogrom. Captures the
essence of Hanukkah in a new setting. Beautifully composed paint­
erly illustrations.
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Your friend, Natalie Popper.
N Y :
Lodestar/
Dutton, 1991. 113 p. (10-14)
Natalie looked forward to spending her first summer at sleep-
away camp with pal Corrine, but gets paired off with stuttering
Gretchen, while Corrine falls for snobby Arlette’s charms, and an­
other camper is a classic anti-Semite! A portrayal of turbulent ad­
olescent friendships and hard choices in a summer camp setting.
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Old Noah’s elephants: an Israelifolktale.
NY: Whitebird/
Putnam, 1991. 32 p. (4-6)
Noah consults God about the gluttonous elephants who threaten
to tip the ark and God gives some unexpected advice that starts