Oskar and the Eight Blessings

Oskar and the Eight Blessings

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A young Jewish refugee from Nazi Germany arrives in New York City on the seventh night of Hanukkah and receives small acts of kindness while exploring the city.
Publisher: New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2015
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781596439498
Branch Call Number: FICTION Sim
Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations, color map ; 23 x 28 cm


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Oskar and the Eight Blessings

It’s 1938. After the Night of Broken Glass, Oskar’s parents feel they must send him to America, so he can be safe. Traveling all alone, Oskar arrives in New York City on the seventh day of Hanukkah, which also happens to be Christmas Eve. He must walk a long way across the city to reach his Aunt Esther, hoping to reach her house before she lights the menorah at sunset. (more)

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Christmas Eve, 1938: Young Oskar has fled from dangers in Europe. Now, on the seventh night of Hanukkah, which is also Christmas Eve this time, he tries to find his aunt in New York City. It is cold and frightening, but he remembers his blessings.

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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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