In Anna Olswanger’s Greenhorn, a young Holocaust survivor arrives at a New York yeshiva in 1946 where he will study and live. His only possession is a small box that he never lets out of his sight. Daniel, the young survivor, rarely talks, but the narrator, a stutterer who bears the taunts of the other boys, comes to consider Daniel his friend.The mystery of what’s in the box propels this short wo...
Age Range: 8 - 12 years
Grade Level: 1 - 2
Hardcover: 48 pages
Publisher: NewSouth Books; 1 edition (March 1, 2012)
Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.2 x 7.2 inches
Amazon Rank: 2198475
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“In Greenhorn, Anna Olswanger transports her readers back to a time and a place: a yeshiva in Brooklyn in 1946. The author has a careful ear for dialogue, using it to reveal the interests and cultural influences of the adolescent-aged boys at the scho...”
k, but it’s in the complex relationships of the school boys that the human story is revealed. In the end, Aaron, the stutterer, finds his voice and a friend in Daniel, and their bond offers hope for a future life of dreams realized, one in which Daniel is able to let go of his box.Greenhorn is a powerful story that gives human dimension to the Holocaust. It poignantly underscores our flawed humanity and speaks to the healing value of friendship. Families will want to read Greenhorn together.