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Four feet, two sandals / written by Karen Lynn Williams & Khadra Mohammed ; illustrated by Doug Chayka.

By: Williams, Karen Lynn [author.].
Contributor(s): Mohammed, Khadra [author.] | Chayka, Doug [illustrator.].
Material type: TextTextEdition: First edition.Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 x 31 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780802852960; 0802852963.Subject(s): Refugee camps -- Juvenile fiction | Refugee children -- Pakistan -- Juvenile fiction | Girls -- Pakistan -- Juvenile fiction | Sharing -- Juvenile fiction | Shoes -- Juvenile fiction | Refugee camps -- Fiction | Refugees -- Pakistan -- Fiction | Shoes -- Fiction | Sharing -- Fiction | Mädchen | Afghanischer Flüchtling | Schuh | Freundschaft | Girls | Refugee camps | Refugee children | Sharing | Shoes | Pakistan | PakistanGenre/Form: Children's stories -- Pictorial works. | Fiction. | Juvenile works. | Children's stories -- Pictorial works. | Children's fiction.DDC classification: [E] LOC classification: PZ7.W66655 | Fou 2007Awards: Notable Book for a Global Society award winner, 2008 | Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2008.Summary: Two young Afghani girls living in a refugee camp in Pakistan share a precious pair of sandals brought by relief workers. Includes author's note about refugees.
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CML Juvenile Fiction University of Texas At Tyler
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W721FO (Browse shelf) Available 0000002309276

Two young Afghani girls living in a refugee camp in Pakistan share a precious pair of sandals brought by relief workers. Includes author's note about refugees.

620 Lexile.

Notable Book for a Global Society award winner, 2008

Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2008.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 2-5-Two Afghani girls living in a refugee camp in Pakistan find one another when relief workers unload used clothing and everyone scrambles to grab what they can. Lina, 10, manages to locate one brand-new sandal, but soon sees that the matching shoe is already on the foot of another girl. The next day, while washing clothes in the river, they meet again and decide to share the sandals, taking turns wearing them. As Lina and Feroza's friendship grows, readers catch glimpses of their day-to-day lives: they get water at a community well, peek into the school windows where only the boys study, and share painful memories and dreams of the future. When Lina's family's name is finally on the list to go to America, the girls face yet another separation. Feroza hands Lina one sandal-to remember-and Lina promises they will share again in America. Double-page acrylic paintings in muted colors enhance the well-written narrative, depicting the desert setting as well as camp conditions and cultural details, such as the characters' clothing. The girls' changing emotions are clearly conveyed through the text's understated tone and the realistic pictures. This poignant story of loss, friendship, and sharing introduces readers to the realities of children growing up in refugee camps.-Margaret R. Tassia, Millersville University, PA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Author notes provided by Syndetics

Karen Lynn Williams has written several books about the difficult lives of children around the world, including Galimoto (Lothrop, Lee & Shepard), Tap-Tap (Clarion), and Circles of Hope (Eerdmans). Karen has lived in Haiti and Malawi, but now lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.<br> <br> Khadra Mohammed is the executive director of the Pittsburgh Refugee Center and has worked with refugees in the United States and abroad for more than twenty years. Khadra lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.<br> <br> Doug Chayka has illustrated several children's books, including Beekeepers by Linda Oatman High and Yanni Rubbish by Shulamith Levey Oppenheim (both Boyds Mills), and The Pink House at the Seashore by Deborah Blumenthal (Clarion). His work has also appeared in various publications, and has been honored by the Society of Illustrators. Doug teaches illustration at the Pratt Institute and lives in Brooklyn, New York. "<br>

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