Shoebox Sam  -     By: Mary Brigid Barrett
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Shoebox Sam

Zondervan / 2011 / Hardcover

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Shoebox Sam conveys to readers the importance of loving and respecting one another. Throughout the day all kinds of people step through the doors of Sam's shoe store, but when he is asked to give away one of his most prized possessions, he does so with a loving kindness that can only point readers to the giving heart of God.

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 32
Vendor: Zondervan
Publication Date: 2011
Dimensions: 11 X 8.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0310715490
ISBN-13: 9780310715498
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Ages: 4-7

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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.

Author Bio

Mary Brigid Barrett is an award-winning children's book author and illustrator. She is also president and executive director of the National Children's Book and Literacy Alliance, and editor of the NCBLA publication Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out. She lives in Massachusetts.

Frank Morrison is a nationally acclaimed artist who received a 2010 Image Award. He is also the Coretta Scott King Award-winning illustrator of Jazzy Miz Mozetta by Brenda C. Roberts. Morrison lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with his family. For additional information visit his website: www.morrisongraphics.com

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Hold on to your shoes – this morality tale is so enjoyable you and your young listeners are going to dance with the characters in Shoebox Sam. Jesse and his little sister Delia love to go visit Shoebox Sam at his shoe shop. Delia loves the pink ballet slippers that hang on Sam's wall. Both children like to help Sam with his shoeboxes. What is in them? Just wait till the first needy customer comes through the door! Sam has used, refurbished shoes, and respect and love for anyone who needs them. We get to meet several of these customers and help Delia and Jesse help them. Those ballet slippers? Delia is going to have a memorable adventure as they carry out a very special commission.

Some stories are so basically Christian they don’t need to have the point explained or Scripture poured into them. Shoebox Sam is one of these stories. Nationally acclaimed artist and winner of the Coretta Scott King award, Frank Morrison fills every page from side to side and top to bottom with color, motion, and enjoyment. Noted author and editor Mary Barrett obviously loved writing this story. Warmth, humor, great characterization, and satisfying plot resolution make Shoebox Sam unforgettable. This is a wonderful book for reading out loud, dramatizing, and individual enjoyment, as well as an adjunct to reading curriculum. Your school, church, and home library needs this book! – Donna Eggett, www.ChristianBookPreviews.com

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