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Shoebox Sam

by Barrett, Mary Brigid.

Format: Print Book 2011
Availability: Available at 6 Libraries 6 of 6 copies
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CLP - East Liberty Children's Picture Books qj FICTION Barrett
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CLP - Knoxville Children's Picture Books qj FICTION Barrett
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CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Picture Books qj FICTION Barrett
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CLP - Sheraden Children's Picture Books qj FICTION Barrett
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CLP - Squirrel Hill Children's Picture Books qj FICTION Barrett
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Summary
The pink slippers on the wall catch her eye. Those are the most beautiful shoes I ve seen in all my life. Down at the corner of Magnolia and Vine, you ll find the shop of Shoebox Sam--where old shoes become like new again and anyone in need finds a friend. Delia and Jessie spend Saturdays with Shoebox Sam, helping him with customers, rich and poor. They learn about giving and caring, loving and sharing. Then one day, when a customer notices a prized pair of shoes, they uncover their greatest lesson of all.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Making money isn't the only way to become rich, as two children learn from the proprietor of a small shoe-repair shop in their neighborhood. In the morning, Jesse and his little sister, Delia (plainly regulars), greet dapper Sam at the door to his shop and stay to help him box up newly refurbished footwear, serve coffee to customers, and learn from the respectful way he treats a weary, raggedly dressed man ( And, Delia, isn't this the week we're givin' away complimentary socks? ), then offers a homeless woman sandwiches and a pair of prized ballet slippers she admires. Even in quieter poses, Morrison's bright-eyed, rubber-limbed figures look like they are dancing, and they perfectly reflect the lively sounds and rhythms of Barrett's language. Shoebox Sam lives atop his shop on the corner of Magnolia and Vine. He shines old shoes and builds new soles. He shines them up fine. Faces shine up from these pages, too, as does the genuine value of kindness and generosity.--Peters, Joh. Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Shoes -- Juvenile fiction.
Charity -- Juvenile fiction.
Homeless persons -- Juvenile fiction.
Christian life -- Juvenile fiction.
Shoes -- Fiction.
Charity -- Fiction.
Homeless persons -- Fiction.
Conduct of life -- Fiction.
African Americans -- Fiction.
Publisher Grand Rapids, Mich. :Zonderkidz,2011
Contributors Morrison, Frank, 1971-
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
ISBN 9780310715498 (hardcover)
0310715490 (hardcover)
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