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tatoes, The Miracle, The Cow,
and
An Incredible Table.
K i m m e l , E r i c
A.
Onions and Garlic: An Old Tale,
illus. Katya Arnold.
NY: Holiday House, 1996. 32 p. (5-9)
KimmePs excellent retelling of the classic story about the kind, innocent
youngest son who traded a king onions for treasure is one of many versions.
Katya Arnold is a Russian artist whose heavy craggy outlined vibrant illustra­
tions are remindful of Theodore Geisel’s (Dr. Seuss) in multicolor.
K i m m e l m a n , L e s l i e .
Hooray! It's Passover!
illus. John Himmelman.
NY: HarperCollins, 1996. unp. ISBN 0-06-024674-X. (4—8)
A cheerful re-enactment of a family sharing the Passover seder. The seder
is enacted, the meal served, the search for the afikomen commences and a last
page explains the context of the holiday and its primary theme—freedom to
worship their own religion. Communicates the warmth and joy of a family cel­
ebrating Passover.
K r a n t z , H a z e l .
Look to the Hills.
Philadelphia: JPS, 1995.224 p. (12up)
A love story about aJewish doctor’s daughter growing up in Colorado in the
1880s who falls in lovewith apoorRussian imigrant, who later becomes adoctor.
* L a i r d , C h r i s t a .
But Can the Phoenix Sing?: A Compelling Story of Un­
relenting Courage in Nazi-Occupied Poland.
NY: Greenwillow, 1995; 224
p. (12up)
In this prize-winning sequel to
Shadow of the Wall
we take part in Misha’s
relations with the forest partisans who take him in, their rescue and protection
of Holocaust prisoners, his work as their courier and their struggle to survive.
Reads like amemoir.
* L i s s - L e v i n s o n , N e c h a m a .
When a Grandparent Dies: A Kid’s Own
Remembering Workbookfor Dealing with Shiva and the Year Beyond,
illus.
Karen Savary. VT: Jewish Lights, 1995. 48 p. (7-11)
Helps kids through the shiva and mourning period and to resolve ambiva­
lences they might have had regarding their grandparents, and ways to remem­
ber their special qualities. Some of the questions given for achild playing “shiva
detective” I think are great for any age to ask family and friends. Includes fam­
ily tree and glossary.
M a n u s h k i n , F r a n .
Starlight and Candles: TheJoy of the Sabbath,
illus.
Jacqueline Chwast. NY: Simon & Schuster, 1995. 32 p. (5-8)
Agende story that uses the Sabbath traditions of oneJewish familyas aspring­
board for introducing the holiday. The story is thin but with Chwast’s illustra­
tions, makes a good introduction to this holiday. Three blessings and a glossary.
M a t a s , C a r o l .
After the War.
NY: Simon & Schuster, 1996.128 p. (12-16)
After Buchenwald, 15-year-old RuthMendenberg, a survivor, helps to lead
a Zionist group of children and young people across European borders to a
boat, where she finds her brother. They are trying to enter Palestine illegally,
but are interned in Cyprus by the British. There is an urgency among all the