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Oskar and the Eight Blessings

Oskar and the Eight Blessings

Richard Simon and Tanya Simon; illustrated by Mark Siegel

Roaring Brook Press



Roaring Brook Press

Roaring Brook Press

On Sale: 09/08/2015

ISBN: 9781626725584

40 Pages, Ages 4-8

Winner of the 2015 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.

Booklist Editors' Choice, Kansas State Reading Circle

Richard Simon and Tanya Simon; illustrated by Mark Siegel

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

Tanya Simon

Richard Simon

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