BOYS HERE-GIRLS THERE by Riki Levinson

BOYS HERE-GIRLS THERE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

In a Depression-era Brooklyn, Jennie (Dinnie Abbie Sister-r-r!, 1987) begins public school while Papa tries to recover from losing his work as a jeweler, Mama gets a job, and the three children help more around the house. Jennie, who can't attend the all-boys yeshiva, finds herself one of only two Jewish children in her class. And when Mama has a new baby, it's not Jennie's longed-for sister but a third boy. Still, her brothers put a plank in their treehouse to make room for Jennie--it's a fitting acknowledgment of her new older-sibling status--and the extended family offers unfailing love and support in every vicissitude. There's warmth here but dramatic tension, and it doesn't stand well alone; those familiar with the earlier book, though, will want to read it. Illustrations not seen.

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1992
Page count: 112pp
Publisher: Lodestar/Dutton