1938, Nazi Germany, and Hanukkah serve as a tension-filled start to the text. His parents put him on a giant ship to travel to America to live with Aunt Esther, and he knows he must arrive in time to light the menorah with her. It will be a long walk once he arrives in NewYork City, but he begins his walk. Indeed eight blessings gift him with the will and inner strength to find his way, and good people aid him in surprising ways.
Find this book. Similar in some ways as Kate DiCamillo's Great Joy, Oskar and the Eight Blessings took my breath away. The book starts before the title page, a tactic I love, and the storyline simply captured me. A beautiful book without question.