by Richard Simon, Tanya Simon and Mark Siegel
A book for our times... A young refugee from Nazi Germany walks the length of Manhattan with a photograph and an address for an aunt he has never met on a wintry night in 1938 that is both the seventh day of Hanukkah and Christmas Eve, and receives eight small acts of kindness along his journey.
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 from the Battery to his new home in the north of Manhattan, he experiences the city's many holiday sights, and encounters various residents. Each person 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.
Hardcover, 40 pages, published in 2015. SIZE: 9" x 11.25".