Spring 2023

Luis de Torres Sails to Freedom

  • Interest Level: Kindergarten - Grade 4
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

Luis de Torres is a secret Jew, a Catholic convert, who, in his heart, remains Jewish. When the Inquisition comes and Jews are forced to leave Spain, Luis decides to join a sailing expedition to new lands. He has just his faith, his wits, and a silver hamsa to protect him on his journey. And could it be that Jewish tradition helps protect the ship?

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On pre-order until 06/06/2023
On pre-order until 06/06/2023
On pre-order until 06/06/2023
On pre-order until 06/06/2023
On pre-order until 06/06/2023
Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 4
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Picture Books
Copyright 2023
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Kar-Ben Publishing ®
Language English
Number of Pages 24
Publication Date 2023-06-06
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV033020, JUV039250, JUV016040
Dewey [E]
Dimensions 9.25 x 11
Features Original artwork

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: Oliver Averill

Oliver Averill is an illustrator based in the West Midlands of the United Kingdom, inspired by history and most things old-fashioned. A graduate of Falmouth University with a degree in illustration, he enjoys creating his imagery through textures and mark making, which help create an atmosphere in his work.