Oskar and the Eight Blessings by Tanya SimonOskar and the Eight Blessings by Tanya Simon

Oskar and the Eight Blessings

byTanya Simon, Richard SimonIllustratorMark Siegel

Picture Books | September 8, 2015

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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.

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, N...
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Title:Oskar and the Eight BlessingsFormat:Picture BooksDimensions:40 pages, 8.79 × 10.92 × 0.39 inPublished:September 8, 2015Publisher:Roaring Brook PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1596439491

ISBN - 13:9781596439498

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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