"It's just a tin box. Yet for Daniel it contains a whole world. Greenhorn is a short, simple story that deserves a place among the most distinguished works of Holocaust literature." -Eric A. Kimmel, author of Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins, a Newbery Honor Book
"Greenhorn brings to colloquial life a chilling aspect of Jewish and world history that the world should not be allowed to forget." -Paul Zelinsky, author of Rapunzel and winner of the Caldecott Medal
"Greenhorn is both a heartwarming and heartrending story of friendship and tragedy in the aftermath of the Holocaust. I highly recommend it." -David Adler, author of Lou Gehrig:The Luckiest Man, named a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book for Nonfiction
"A story to read and discuss with young readers certain to get conversation started on a difficult subject." Steve Sheinkin, author of The Notorious Benedict Arnold and winner of the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Nonfiction
"This slim, compelling volume, based on the experience of Rabbi Rafael Grossman, feels more like a parable than a memoir, and readers won't want to miss the end matter's touching, humane coda to 'Daniel's' tale, which testifies to his eventual emotional recovery."-The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"Olswanger's deceptively simple tale can jump-start a discussion of the Holocaust, as well as the repercussions for those who survived and, indeed, for all humanity. A book to be read by adult and child together." --Kirkus Reviews
About the Author
Anna Olswanger's Shlemiel Crooks (Junebug Books) is a Sydney Taylor Honor Book and a PJ Library Book. In 2010, the Kaufman Center premiered a family musical based on Shlemiel Crooks at Merkin Hall in New York. Olswanger lives in the metro New York City area and is a literary agent with Liza Dawson Associates.
Miriam Nerlove was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and has since lived in many places. A graduate of Oberlin College in Ohio, she received her master's degree in printmaking from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, and worked for a time in the photograph and slide library at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Nerlove now concentrates on painting, writing, illustrating, and working part-time at a library. She lives just outside Chicago with her family.