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the post-war segment — the sadness of parting with protectors,
guilt, resentment of the tragedy, and delayed grief.
W
e in b e r g
,
Yona.
The Diamond bird.
Illus. by Esky Cook. (ArtScroll
Youth Series). Brooklyn,
N Y ,
1991. 64 p. (7-11)
A warm Jewish family story centers on Cousin Yossi, a Down’s
syndrome child, who is visiting his five Diamond cousins — one
of whom is uncomfortable in his presence. The story illustrates
how God doesn’t demand perfection, only that each live up to
his potential.
W e i n b e r g ,
Yona.
D
ov
D
ov
and the treasure box and other stories.
Illus.
by Liat B. Ariel. Brooklyn,
N Y :
Mesorah, 1991. 64 p. (8-12)
Four of the stories are well developed and integrate Jewish
teachings gracefully and movingly — the title story,
The Clock, A
Heart in the Hand, and The King’s Delight.
Four are teaching parables
in modern dress.
W
i l d
, M
a r g a r e t
.
Let the celebrations begin!.
Illus. by Julie Vivas. NY:
Orchard: Watts, 1991. 32 p. (7-9)
A too upbeat book abut a tragic subject — the state of survivors
in the concentration camps at the time of liberation. A brave effort
by the author and illustrator, but it falls short of the mark.
W
o l f f
, V
ir g in ia
E
u w e r
.
The Mozart season.
NY: Holt, 1991. 249 p.
(10-14)
The pivotal summer of a normal, but talented 12-year-old vi­
olinist who is preparing for a prestigious competition finds her
maturing in many areas, becoming sensitive to people, and espe­
cially to discovering her emotional ties to her grandmother.
Z
a l b e n
, J
a n e
B
r e s l in
.
The fortuneteller in 5B.
NY: Holt, 1991. 144 p.
(9-12)
A young girl finds that she and the mysterious old woman who
is her neighbor both share the loss of family dear to them. Helps
put the spectre of death, and the pain of recovery in perspective.
Z
l o t o w i t z
, B
e r n a r d
M .
and
D
in a
M
a i b e n
.
Abraham’s great discovery.
Illus. by Racquel Sweeney. Cold Spring, NY: NightinGale Resourc­
es, 1991. unp. (4-8)
Pencil sketches illustrate a retelling of the midrash about the
boy Abraham smashing the idols and coming to the realization
of there being One God, the Creator.
Z
w e r in
, R
a ym o n d
A .
and
A
u d r e y
F
r ied m a n
M
a r c u s
.
Like a Maccabee.
Illus. by Giora Carmi. NY: UAHC, 1991. unp. (4-8)
Supposedly a puppet show, it uses the story of the Maccabees
to teach the importance of standing up for one’s beliefs and other
positive values.