Oskar and the Eight Blessings

Oskar and the Eight Blessings

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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.
Publisher: New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2015
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781596439498
Branch Call Number: jE Holiday SIMON 2015
Characteristics: 38 unnumbered pages : color illustrations, color map ; 23 x 28 cm


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VaughanPLAlison Dec 02, 2017

A wonderful story of a new city, a hard time in history and the blessings that can still be found during a magical season, regardless of how you celebrate it. Very moving.

Thegiver Dec 07, 2016

Beautiful story of the season with a simple reminder to look for the blessings. Authors note references events, people and place in history.


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