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"Based on Mohammed's work with refugees in the city of Peshawar (on the Afghanistan-Pakistan border), this poignant story centers on two Afghani girls, each of whom ends up with half of a pair of sandals after relief workers bring used clothing to their refugee camp. Lina and Feroza agree to share the shoes, taking turns wearing them and sometimes each wearing one. They also share their stories: Lina tells of her family's midnight flight after her father and sister were killed, and Feroza responds, 'I have only my grandmother now.' After Lina learns that her family will be able to relocate to America, the girls go back and forth about who should keep the sandals, and ultimately decide to each keep one to better remember the other. Paired with Williams's (Circles of Hope) straightforward narrative, Chayka's (The Pink House at the Seashore) acrylic paintings, rendered in broad swaths of color, offer a glimpse of the seldom viewed, chore-filled lives of children in a refugee camp, where only boys can attend school and crowds fight for supplies and clothing. The bright yellow sandals, each decorated with a blue flower, shine against the muted desert landscape, a well-chosen and meaningful symbol of both privation and hope. Ages 7-10." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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When relief workers bring used clothing to the refugee camp, everyone scrambles to grab whatever they can. Ten-year-old Lina is thrilled when she finds a sandal that fits her foot perfectly, until she sees that another girl has the matching shoe. tSoon Lina and Feroza meet, each wearing one coveted sandal. Together they solve the problem of having four feet and two sandals.

As the girls go about their routines ? washing clothes in the river, waiting in long lines for water, and watching for their names to appear on the list to go to America ? the sandals remind them that friendship is what is most important.

Synopsis:

When relief workers bring used clothing to the refugee camp, everyone scrambles to grab whatever they can. Ten-year-old Lina is thrilled when she finds a sandal that fits her foot perfectly, until she sees that another girl has the matching shoe. But soon Lina and Feroza meet and decide that it is better to share the sandals than for each to wear only one. As the girls go about their routines washing clothes in the river, waiting in long lines for water, and watching for their names to appear on the list to go to America the sandals remind them that frie ndship is what is most important. Four Feet, Two Sandals was inspired by a refugee girl who asked the authors why there were no books about children like her. With warm colors and sensitive brush strokes, this book portrays the strength, courage, and hope of refugees around the world, whose daily existence is marked by uncertainty and fear.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780802852960
Author:
Williams, Karen Lynn
Publisher:
Eerdmans Books for Young Readers
Illustrator:
Chayka, Doug
Author:
Mohammad, Khadra
Author:
William, Karen Lynn
Subject:
People & Places - Middle East
Subject:
Social Issues - Homelessness & Poverty
Subject:
Social Issues - Values
Subject:
People & Places - Asia
Subject:
Shoes
Subject:
Refugees
Subject:
Sharing
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Homelessness and Poverty
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20070931
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
9.24x12.32x.40 in. 1.05 lbs.
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
07-10

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Product details 32 pages Eerdmans Books for Young Readers - English 9780802852960 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Based on Mohammed's work with refugees in the city of Peshawar (on the Afghanistan-Pakistan border), this poignant story centers on two Afghani girls, each of whom ends up with half of a pair of sandals after relief workers bring used clothing to their refugee camp. Lina and Feroza agree to share the shoes, taking turns wearing them and sometimes each wearing one. They also share their stories: Lina tells of her family's midnight flight after her father and sister were killed, and Feroza responds, 'I have only my grandmother now.' After Lina learns that her family will be able to relocate to America, the girls go back and forth about who should keep the sandals, and ultimately decide to each keep one to better remember the other. Paired with Williams's (Circles of Hope) straightforward narrative, Chayka's (The Pink House at the Seashore) acrylic paintings, rendered in broad swaths of color, offer a glimpse of the seldom viewed, chore-filled lives of children in a refugee camp, where only boys can attend school and crowds fight for supplies and clothing. The bright yellow sandals, each decorated with a blue flower, shine against the muted desert landscape, a well-chosen and meaningful symbol of both privation and hope. Ages 7-10." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , When relief workers bring used clothing to the refugee camp, everyone scrambles to grab whatever they can. Ten-year-old Lina is thrilled when she finds a sandal that fits her foot perfectly, until she sees that another girl has the matching shoe. tSoon Lina and Feroza meet, each wearing one coveted sandal. Together they solve the problem of having four feet and two sandals.

As the girls go about their routines ? washing clothes in the river, waiting in long lines for water, and watching for their names to appear on the list to go to America ? the sandals remind them that friendship is what is most important.

"Synopsis" by , When relief workers bring used clothing to the refugee camp, everyone scrambles to grab whatever they can. Ten-year-old Lina is thrilled when she finds a sandal that fits her foot perfectly, until she sees that another girl has the matching shoe. But soon Lina and Feroza meet and decide that it is better to share the sandals than for each to wear only one. As the girls go about their routines washing clothes in the river, waiting in long lines for water, and watching for their names to appear on the list to go to America the sandals remind them that frie ndship is what is most important. Four Feet, Two Sandals was inspired by a refugee girl who asked the authors why there were no books about children like her. With warm colors and sensitive brush strokes, this book portrays the strength, courage, and hope of refugees around the world, whose daily existence is marked by uncertainty and fear.
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