Oskar & the Eight Blessings

Author: Simon, Tanya
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Oskar & the Eight Blessings

Winner of the National Jewish Book Award for Children's Literature

A refugee seeking sanctuary from the horrors of Kristallnacht, Oskar arrives by ship in New York City with only a photograph and an address for an aunt he has never met. It is both the seventh day of Hanukkah and Christmas Eve, 1938.

As Oskar walks the length of Manhattan, from the Battery to his new home in the north of the city, he passes experiences the city's many holiday sights, and encounters it various residents. Each offers Oskar a small act of kindness, welcoming him to the city and helping him on his way to a new life in the new world. This is a heartwarming, timeless picture book.

  • Hardcover, 40 pages
  • 11" x 9" 

Richard Simon and Tanya Simon are a husband-and-wife writing team.  Tanya is co-author of the children's novel Zora and Me, winner of a Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award for New Talent. Richard is chair of the language department at an independent school and is co-author of a successful off-Broadway play. Oskar and the Eight Blessings is their first picture book. They live in New York.

Mark is the author and illustrator of several award-winning picture books and graphic novels, including SeadogsLong Night MoonTo DanceMoving House, and Sailor Twain. He was born in Michigan, raised in France, and now resides in New York.

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