Sunday, October 9, 2011
Holiday House. Holiday House 425 Madison Avenue Madison Avenue,celebrated street of Manhattan, borough of New York City. It runs from Madison Square (23d St.) to the Madison Bridge over the Harlem River (138th St.). In the 1940s and 50s, some of the major U.S. , NY, NY 10017 www.holidayhouse.com A version of the classic Dybbuk dybbukIn Jewish folklore, a disembodied human spirit that must wander restlessly, burdened by former sins, until it inhabits the body of a living person. Belief in such spirits was common in eastern Europe in the 16th–17th century. (082341-616X, $16.95) by BarbaraRogasky receives Leonard Everett Fisher's compelling illustrationsas it retells one of the best-known stories of the Kabbalah kabbalahor cabala(both: kăb`ələ)[Heb.,=reception], esoteric system of interpretation of the Scriptures based upon a tradition claimed to have been handed down orally from Abraham. . A promisehaunts a rich man in town when a poor scholar and a rich man'sdaughter fall in love. Sender turns his back on a pact and promises hisdaughter to a wealthy suitor SUITOR. One who is a party to a suit or action in court. One who is a party to an action. In its ancient sense, suitor meant one Who was bound to attend the county court, also, one who formed part of the secta. (q.v.) , and Konin dies of a broken heart but hisghost returns. Vivid brown and white drawings capture atmosphere, kidsin grades 3-5 with good reading skills will relish the complex lovestory. Susanna Leonard Hill's Punxsutawney Phyllis (08-23418723,$16.95) tells of a groundhog who is not like others: she loves to splashin the cold river and tromp tromp?v. tromped, tromp��ing, tromps Informalv.intr.1. To walk heavily and noisily; tramp.2. through the snow, and is happy year-round.This Feb. 2nd she's excited about a possible early Spring--but canshe awaken old Uncle Phil to make his official Groundhog Day prediction?Jeffrey Ebbeler's whimsical color drawings lend to an invitingstory. Loreen Leedy's The Great Graph Contest (0823417107, $16.95)presents Gonk the toad and Beezy the lizard, who are having a contest tosee who can make the best maps. Bar graphs, pie charts, quantity graphsand more receive step-by-step instruction and the underlying zanycompetition story in a fun and unique picturebook exploration.
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