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Miriam Chaikin. Holiday House, $16.95 (32pp) ISBN 978-0-8234-0607-4

Exodus, the second book of the Bible, tells the story of Moses, the baby who grew up within the pharaoh's palace walls and later led the Israelites out of slavery in Egypt to Canaan. Chaikin has adapted this story with great sensitivity. She consulted many translations of the Bible, recreating the poetic cadence of earlier versions while providing an immediacy of tone tht is sometimes lacking in modern biblical retellings for children. The illustrations by Mikolaycak, in muted browns and blues, add to the historical authenticity and beauty of the book. Ages 7-10. (March)