Oskar and the Eight Blessings by Tanya Simon

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Title : Oskar and the Eight Blessings
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ISBN : 1596439491
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 40 pages


Kayla rated it ★★★★★

November 09, 2015

A beautiful story about a young immigrant's arrival in New York City. As Oskar travels to his aunt's house, he learns that even the smallest encounters can be blessings. The illustrations in this one are gorgeous and compliment the story so well. I'll definitely be reading this one during the hol...

Linda rated it ★★★★★

March 18, 2017

It gives me shivers when a book comes along at just the right time, and this book, lying on my shelf for weeks, suddenly became one I wanted to read. It’s a made-up story, based on history of the Hanukah, then Christmas in New York City, 1938. Richard Simon also connects one of his grandfather’s...

Jason rated it ★★★☆☆

November 23, 2015

I honestly liked this book, but was bothered the whole time by why his aunt didn't meet him at the boat. I mean, you're taking a huge risk that this kid is going to get hopelessly lost in a huge city. Also, someday he's going to wish he hadn't traded that Superman comic for those mittens. That wa...

Tasha rated it ★★★★★

December 14, 2015

Oskar survived Kristallnacht in Nazi Europe and has been sent by his family to live with his aunt in New York City. When he arrives, he has to walk over 100 blocks down Broadway to reach her, hopefully before she lights the menorah at sunset. Along the way, Oskar is reminded again and again about...

Jenny rated it ★★★★☆

October 11, 2017

4.5 stars...this was such a beautiful and touching book!! Oskar leaves Europe to head to an unknown aunt in America after Kristallnacht. Before he departs on the ship, his father says, "Oskar, even in bad times, people can be good. You have to look for the blessings." When Oskar arrives, he has a...

Patrick rated it ★★★★☆

September 27, 2015

What I really enjoyed about this book was the message of looking for kindness and blessings all around us every day; even in the hardest of times. Quite often we are so caught up in the forest we are unable to see the trees. We think so much on the negative that we are unable to recognize the sma...

Annette rated it ★★★★☆

January 01, 2016

Part of the joy of reading books is the sheer amount of variety one gets. Just as Knights is a quick fun read, Oskar and the Eight Blessings, is a book that you want to take your time. Walking with Oskar who is learning to look for blessings even in the middle of bad times and in the process lear...

Melanie rated it ★★★★★

October 08, 2015

I may have already mentioned that I love Christmas books. I especially love the ones that aren't as much about Santa as they are about the spirit of the season, that glowy, happy feeling that you get that time of year. (And yes, my library got a bunch of new Christmas picture books today, which i...

Jeff rated it ★★★★★

October 09, 2015

I don't often buy or read children's books; my kids are grown, and my granddaughters live far away. However, Oskar has a story that we would all do well to read and heed. The last page brought a tear to my eye, but not because of sadness. I would enjoy reading this book to my granddaughters, and...

Lisa rated it ★★★★★

November 05, 2015

Wise advice from a loving father to a son, "Even in bad times, people can be good. You have to look for the blessings." True during the holidays, times of unrest and war, everyday of our lives. A part of everyday is wonderful or magical; you must have the heart to look for it and appreciate it. T...

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