New Shoes

Book Verdict

New Shoes

by Sara Varon

First Release:

November 2018

ISBN: 9781596439207

Francis the donkey is the best shoemaker in the village. He uses the finest coconut wood for the soles and wild tiger grass for the uppers. Best of all, he embroiders the shoes with colorful designs and patterns.

One day he receives a very special order --Miss Manatee, calypso queen and Francis's own personal hero, needs a new pair of shoes. But he's all out of tiger grass! To make these shoes, Francis must journey deep into the jungle . . . which means leaving his village for the first time.

Author 's note with full-color photographs. Full-color pencil and ink illustrations, colored digitally in Photoshop.

  • ISBN: 9781596439207
    Format: Print Book
    Edition: Hardcover edition
    Publisher: First Second
    Page Count: 208
    Trim Size: 9 1/3" x 7 1/4"
    Accelerated Reader: Level: 3.2, Points: 0.5
    Lexile: Level: GN590L
    Awards & Honors: Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens - 2019
    Genre: Fic
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