Keeping the Promise
A Torah's Journey
Follow the incredible journey of a small Torah scroll from a Dutch rabbi to a Bar Mitzvah boy during the Holocaust and finally to Ilan Ramon, the first Israeli astronaut, who died on space shuttle Columbia.
|Interest Level||Kindergarten - Grade 3|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Genre||Picture Books, Social Studies|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Kar-Ben Publishing ®|
|Number of Pages||32|
|Text Type||Narrative Nonfiction|
|Dimensions||7.875 x 10|
|Guided Reading Level||R|
|ATOS Reading Level||4.6|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||78799|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||0.5|
|Features||Reviewed, Teaching Guides, and eSource|
Library Media Connection
“This is a story that must be told…This story is a wonderful launching point for discussions about World War II, the Holocaust, or even the Columbia explosion tragedy.”
School Library Journal
The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
Author: Tami Lehman-Wilzig
Tami Lehman-Wilzig is an award-winning author of 14 picture books, including Keeping The Promise and Soosie, The Horse That Saved Shabbat. Born in America, she lives in Kfar Saba, Israel, with her husband, where she shares her love of stories with her grandchildren.
Illustrator: Craig Orback
Craig Orback is a freelance children's book illustrator living in the Northwest and received his B.F.A. in illustration from Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle in 1998. He has illustrated Nature's Paintbox, The Can Man, Keeping The Promise: A Torah's Journey, and other award-winning children's books. He teaches children's book illustration and oil painting at several local colleges. In his free time he enjoys painting landscapes and sharing his books with kids during school and library visits.
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Keeping the Promise
Follow the incredible journey of a small Torah scroll from a Dutch rabbi to a Bar Mitzvah boy during the Holocaust and finally to Ilan Ramon, the first Israeli astronaut, who died on space shuttle Columbia. View available downloads →