Greenhorn by Anna Olswanger, illustrated by Miriam Nerlove
Greenhorn, based on a true event, is the touching story of Daniel, traumatized into muteness by the Holocaust, and Aaron, a bullied stutterer, who are thrust together in an Orthodox yeshiva in Brooklyn in the 1940s. Daniel, a precocious Torah scholar, clutches a tin box that Aaron helps him protect. When the contents of the box are dramatically and tragically revealed, the boys are bonded in a tender an enduring friendship.
About the Author:
Anna Olswanger is also the author of Shlemiel Crooks (NewSouth Books), a Sydney Taylor Honor Book and PJ Library Book. In 2010 a family musical based on Shlemiel Crooks premiered at Lincoln Center’s Merkin Hall in New York. Anna lives in the metropolitan New York area and is a literary agent with Liza Dawson Associates. Anna’s website is www.olswanger.com.
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