Oskar and the Eight Blessings

by Tanya Simon, Richard Simon

Illustrations by Mark Siegel

First Release:

November 2015

ISBN: 9781596439498

New York City, 1938: On the seventh night of Hanukkah—also Christmas Eve—Oskar, a refugee from Nazi Germany, experiences proof of his father’s last words to him: “even in bad times, people can be good.” Author’s note. Glossary. “In Oskar’s Footsteps” map of 1938 Manhattan. Full-color illustrations.

  • ISBN: 9781596439498
    Format: Print Book
    Edition: Hardcover edition
    Publisher: Roaring Brook
    Page Count: 40
    Trim Size: 11" x 8 1/2"
    Authors: Tanya Simon, Richard Simon
    Accelerated Reader: Level: 2.9, Points: 0.5
    Scholastic Reading Counts: Level: 2.3, Points: 3
    Lexile: Level: AD570L
    Awards & Honors: Booklist 2015 Top 10 Books for Youth, Religion and Spirituality
    Booklist Best Picture Books of 2015
    2015 National Jewish Book Award Winner, Children’s Literature
    2016 Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, K–2
    2015 Cybils Awards Nomination, Fiction Picture Books
    Children’s Book Committee Bank Street College of Education Best Children’s Books of 2016, Holidays
    Genre: Fic
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