Four Feet, Two Sandals
  • Four Feet, Two Sandals
  • Four Feet, Two Sandals
  • Four Feet, Two Sandals
ISBN: 0802852963
EAN13: 9780802852960
Language: English
Release Date: Sep 1, 2007
Pages: 32
Dimensions: 0.5" H x 12.3" L x 9.2" W
Weight: 1.15 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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Book Overview

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 friendship 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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   Nice story for younger kids
I was hoping that it would be a bit deeper for the tweens. The story is geared for younger children, which is fine, but I wish there was an age group mentioned in the ad. I pass it on to a neighbor with young children.
Four feet, Two Sandals is an excellent learning tool. I think that our children know really well how fortunate we are in this country. I believe it is important to realize as far as possible that there are children living just like them in the world, who lead very different lives. Not only do they not have their own I-Pod and DS, but they also do not have their own boots! Stories such as Four Feet, Two Sandals and make them more aware of the big world in which they live.
   It's a good conversation starter
A difficult topic to bring up to young children. This book captures the grief of refugees, but in a hopeful way that is respectful of refugees. The relationships are relatable. It is a good conversation starter.
   Wonderful story of a timely subject
How many refugee children are today without access to education in temporary camps or shelters in the world? More than I could have pictured most likely. The author presents a type and loving situation with desperate attention and details. We gave this as a gift to my girl scout troop to recognize World Thinking Day. Raises important subjects for upper elementary students, such as War Casualties, Equivalence to Education, Fairness, Sharing, Loss of One's Home and many others.
   Moving story and beautiful pictures
I found this book on the list I am your neighbor ''. It is a simple story about 2 girls waiting for resettlement in a refugee camp. I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to help their children learn more about refugees and their difficult journey to safety.
   Blessed are the poor...
This is a beautiful child story about the generosity of the spirit surrounded dreadful mishap, misadventure and poverty. Two refugee girls share a life friendship while they forge a pair of shoes.
   Excellent addition to our library
This is an appropriate book to introduce children in an age-instinct way to the realities facing families all over the world. The story is both hopeful and heartbreaking.
   Exceptional for teaching empathy
I challenge you to read this story to your children without asking you to cry your eyes out. A great story and the best way to teach them empathy is to teach them. It was perfect for the classroom to wrap up Thanksgiving week - all the children were left speechless and thoughtful. It would also make a great Christmas present.
   Highly recommended for kids when they wonder why are we helping ...
My 9 year old and I choked reading it aloud. Highly recommended for children when they wonder why we are helping the refugees and who are they?