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with a “paper child” of their own. A family story of great warmth,
greatly enhanced by its illustrations.
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Fun with Jewish holiday rhymes.
Illus. by Lisa Steinberg.
NY: UAHC, 1992. 26 p. (2-4)
Nursery-school teachers and parents of toddlers will welcome
this collection of fingerplays and rhymes about Jewish holidays,
some paraphrased from other well-known rhymes and songs.
Poster-like illustrations in brilliant blue and yellow.
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The feather merchants and other fools of Chelm.
Illus. by
Mikhail Magaril, NY: Jackson/Orchard/Watts, 1991. 102 p. (9-12)
Inspired by stories he heard as a child, Sanfield recounts the
antics of citizens in the Yiddish fools’ paradise of Chelm. Black
and white woodcuts use traditional stylized motifs.
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In the synagogue.
Rockville, MD: Kar-Ben, 1991. unp.
board (1-3)
This sweetly illustrated book in delicate watercolors with bor­
dered pictures looks at two toddlers’ synagogue experiences on
Rosh Hashanah, Sukkot, Simchat Torah, and Purim.
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diamond tree: Jewish talesfrom around the world.
I llu s . by U r i Sh u le v i tz .
H a r p e r C o l l in s ,
1991. 120
p .
Fifteen brief tales gracefully told, with introductions that explain
unfamiliar ideas and characters. Shulevitz’s drawings in jewel-like
tones are a perfect match to the ten tales they illustrate. Includes
“Sources and Commentary.” One of the best for storyhour.
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The tables are turned.
Spring Valley, NY:
Feldheim, 1991. 162 p. (10-14)
A lively tale set in Cyprus and Israel, about friendships, emo­
tions, and challenges of observant teen-age girls. Non-English ex­
pressions are better handled here than in other books of this type,
and less intrusive. Several plots, challenges, and well-developed
likeable teen characters. Glossary.
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The place where nobody stopped.
Illus. by Dav Pilkey. NY:
Orchard/Watts, 1991. 160 p. (10-14)
The first of a trilogy about the pleasures of community and
sharing with memorable characters — a fully realized picture of
life with its joys and sorrows, peopled by vivid characters who are
both particularized and universal in their hopes and fears.
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The story of King Saul and King David.
Illus. NY : Schocken/
Pantheon, 1991. 123 p. oversized format (11-A)
Sections of the Bible pertaining to Samuel, Kings Saul and Da­
vid, and their families, translated into beautiful contemporary
prose and woven into a story. Illustrated with 40 black and white