Astronaut Jeffrey Hoffman's Cosmic Mitzvah
As a child, Jeff’s head was often in the clouds.
As an astronaut, he journeyed far beyond them. On his final mission, Jeff brought a miniature Torah into orbit for an out-of-this-world Shabbat celebration!
In Space Torah, a picture book biography of astronaut Jeffrey Hoffman, young readers learn of Jeff’s path to becoming an astronaut and see the many ways in which he connected his love of Judaism and his love of outer space. From bringing his Bar Mitzvah prayer book on one mission to spinning a dreidel in mid-air on another, Jeff shows young readers the joy of being Jewish . . . in space!
978-1-951365-19-6On pre-order until 03/05/2024
|Kindergarten - Grade 3
|Picture Books, Social Studies
|5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Narrative Nonfiction
|Number of Pages
Author: Rachelle Burk
Rachelle Burk writes fiction and nonfiction books for children. She also entertains kids as Mother Goof Storyteller and Tickles the Clown. Rachelle is a retired social worker who enjoys traveling and making mosaic art. Visit rachelleburk.com.
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.