New Old Shoes
Publication Date: September 1, 2009
List Price: $16.95*
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Providing a thought-provoking theme that encourages meaningful dialogue about an important topic, this focus on the basic need of footwear shows how a simple object to one is an irreplaceable gem to another. The story is told from the perspective of a pair of shoes as they are lovingly worn by a playful American boy before journeying to the eager feet of children in Africa. With an emphasis on how a pair of shoes is so much more than footwear to those less fortunate, this tale delivers a very important message to children: appreciate all that one has and give as much as possible.
Charlotte Blessing won the Paula Danziger Scholarship Award for her story "Ghost Girl." She lives in Manitou Springs, Colorado. Gary R. Phillips is the illustrator of 86 Years: The Legend of the Boston Red Sox. He lives in Green Lane, Pennsylvania.