Oskar and the Eight Blessings


Author: Tanya Simon & Richard Simon

Illustrator: Mark Siegel

As he walks the length of Manhattan, a young refugee from Nazi Germany recieves eight small acts of kindness in this heartwarming, timeless picture book.
A refugee 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 the sights of the city at holiday time, and encounters the city's people. 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.