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Two Pairs of Shoes

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Retellings of two middle Eastern folktales reveal how two pairs of shoes unwittingly reflect the true character of the men who own them.
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published October 27th 1980 by Viking Children's Books
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Feb 10, 2016 Shiloah rated it really liked it
This morning we read Two Pairs of Shoes. This books was written by P.L. Travers, the author of Mary Poppins.. The beautiful illustrations were done by Leo and Diane Dillon.
This book contains two stories, but about the fate of shoes in two separate men's lives. These stories are retold from Baghdad tales. The writing is higher level so my kids ages 9-12 seemed to enjoy it and understand it the best, and even then there were big words for them. They caught the morals of the stories and we're exci
I think this book would be better for more advance readers because it is lengthy and comprehensive.
Since this is a Middle East folktale, it has twists and turns that leave the reader engrossed and full of anticipation
to what would happen next or happen at the end. Since these stories reflect the true characters of people, the reader surely could relate with the characters in the stories.
Jul 01, 2013 Betsy rated it it was amazing
Why isn't this book more well known? It's a pairing of two Middle Eastern folk tales about a pair of shoes. Illustrations are stunning (as per the usual Dillon result) and look very period and authentic while still offering up the usual humor and subtleties of the Dillons' art. Stories are well done, too, and provide great discussion points as well as a window into Middle Eastern culture.
Sep 29, 2013 Beka rated it liked it
A retelling of two Arabic tales concerning shoes. A quick, light read with some nice illustrations.
Anything that is illustrated by the Dillons is a must see in my book.
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Pamela Lyndon Travers was an Australian novelist, actress and journalist, popularly remembered for her series of children's novels about mystical nanny Mary Poppins.
She was born to bank manager Travers Robert Goff and Margaret Agnes. Her father died when she was seven, and although "epileptic seizure delirium" was given as the cause of death, Travers herself "always believed the underlying cause w
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