In God’s Hands

Lawrence Kush­n­er; Gary Schmidt; Matthew J. Baek, illus.
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By – August 3, 2012
Illus­trat­ed hand­some­ly with large, slight­ly styl­ized col­or art­work, this is a pic­ture book ver­sion of the Jew­ish folk­tale known as Chal­lahs In the Ark.” A rich man and a poor man are oppo­sites in their needs and moti­va­tions — one bakes and places chal­lahs in the Holy Ark and the oth­er takes them to feed his fam­i­ly — but they become unit­ed in the real­iza­tion that God works mir­a­cles through human hands. For ages 7 – 9.
Lin­da R. Sil­ver is a spe­cial­ist in Jew­ish children’s lit­er­a­ture. She is edi­tor of the Asso­ci­a­tion of Jew­ish Libraries’ Jew­ish Val­ues­find­er, www​.ajl​jew​ish​val​ues​.org, and author of Best Jew­ish Books for Chil­dren and Teens: A JPS Guide (The Jew­ish Pub­li­ca­tion Soci­ety, 2010) and The Jew­ish Val­ues Find­er: A Guide to Val­ues in Jew­ish Children’s Lit­er­a­ture (Neal-Schu­man, 2008).

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