Family Programs

Special Holiday Macy's Sunday Story Time with Richard Simon, Tanya Simon, and Mark Siegel, authors and illustrator of Oskar and the Eight Blessings!
Sunday, December 6th, 2015 | 11:30 am

Sunday, December 6 at 11:30 am

Free with Museum Admission

All Ages

Join us for a special Macy’s Sunday Story Time and meet children’s authors and illustrator Richard Simon, Tanya Simon, and Mark Siegel! After reading their special holiday book Oskar and the Eight Blessings, the authors will hold a short discussion about the inspiration behind the book and the illustrator will give a brief presentation about how he approached illustrating New York in 1938.

About Oskar and the Eight Blessings

In 1938, the seventh day of Hanukkah and Christmas Eve fall on the same night. Oskar, a young refugee Nazi Germany arrived by ship in New York City. In this breathtakingly beautiful picture book, Oskar and the Eight Blessings, the young boy walks the length of Manhattan to seek out an aunt he’s never met. He learns that even in bad times, people can be good. Our award-winning authors and bestselling illustrator tell a powerful story that’s grounded in history and perfect for celebrating the holiday season.


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About the Authors: Richard Simon and Tanya Simon are a husband and wife writing team. Richard is chair of the language department at an independent school and is co-author of a successful off-Broadway play. Tanya is co-author of the children's novel Zora and Me, winner of a Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award for New Talent. They live in Westchester, New York.

About the Illustrator: Mark Siegel has illustrated a number of picture books, including the Texas Bluebonnet-winner Seadogs with Lisa Wheeler and the Siebert Honor book To Dance, with his wife, Siena Cherson Siegel. He wrote and illustrated The New York Times bestselling graphic novel Sailor Twain, Or the Mermaid in the Hudson. He lives in New York with his family.


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