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Macmillan Children's Book

Oskar and the Eight Blessings

Author: Richard Simon and Tanya Simon; illustrated by Mark Siegel

Oskar and the Eight Blessings

Oskar and the Eight Blessings

$18.99

About This Book

As he walks the length of Manhattan on Christmas Eve and the seventh day of Hanukkah, a young refugee from Nazi Germany recieves eight small acts of kindness in this heartwarming, timeless picture book.
Page Count
40
On Sale
09/08/2015

Book Details

Winner of the 2015 National Jewish Book Award for Children's Literature

A young immigrant from Nazi Germany recieves small acts of kindness while exploring New York City in this heartwarming, timeless picture book, Oskar and the Eight Blessings.

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.

Richard and Tanya Simon's text matched with Mark Siegel's elegant illustrations makes for a wonderfully heartfelt read.

Imprint Publisher

Roaring Brook Press

ISBN

9781596439498

Reading Guide

In The News

Winner of the 2015 National Jewish Book Award for Children's Literature

“Eloquently rendered in art and text. . . The descriptive prose has lyrical touches, while vibrantly accented, softly-shaded illustrations incorporate varying perspectives and historical details.” —Booklist, starred review

“A wonderful, heartwarming picture book for any library at any time of year.” —School Library Journal, starred review

“Wonderfully original in every way.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Siegel's paneled illustrations make anything seem possible. . . They glow. People used to say that the streets of America were paved with gold, and this book almost makes you believe it.” —Kirkus Reviews

About the Creators

Oskar and the Eight Blessings

Oskar and the Eight Blessings

$18.99