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One Red Shoe

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You're about to go to a place where thousands, even millions, of kids live every day. You're about to enter a war zone.



There's been an attack. Grabbing his camera, a newspaper photographer rushes to the nearest clinic. What he finds there will change the way he thinks forever. Inspired by real events in the Middle East, this groundbreaking and acclaimed picture book for ol
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Hardcover, 32 pages
Published February 1st 2015 by Wilkins Farago Pty Ltd
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Donna Smith
Dec 03, 2016 Donna Smith rated it really liked it
A very short, very sobering picture book of how different life can be for a school child living in the Gaza strip compared to a child in the United States. Shows the horror of war and violence on the innocent. The illustrations and use of grays, blacks, and reds provide a haunting and striking interpretation.
Jo
Sep 04, 2015 Jo rated it really liked it
A grisly picture book for older readers, the reader steps into the shoes of a journalist as he experiences the horrors of war first-hand. The jolt of that one red shoe makes way for critical thinking, reflection, and connection to a world many students [hopefully] never have to live in. The illustrations are "beautifully haunting" as another GR reviewer puts it.
Tanja
Dec 17, 2015 Tanja rated it really liked it
Definitely a picture book for older readers - very powerful and thought-provoking. It brought tears to my eyes. The illustrations are kept in shades of grey with only the shoes in red, which further underlines the story's mood and message.
The Styling Librarian
One Red Shoe by Karin Gruss, illustrated by Tobias Krejtschi – Upsetting beautiful book about conflict, impact of conflict on a community, and much more. Told from the perspective of an adult, still poignant and touching.
Jennifer Hendzlik
May 05, 2015 Jennifer Hendzlik rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
A picture book geared towards "older readers" this short story takes the reader into a war zone where a school bus has just been attacked from the viewpoint of a war journalist. Subtle, somber and non-graphic despite what has happened-you won't shake this one anytime soon.
Marta
Mar 30, 2015 Marta rated it it was amazing
Shelves: picture-books
Beautiful yet haunting. Geared at upper elementary or middle school. Perfect for units on symbolism, war and conflict, and comparing and contrasting.
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Jan 17, 2015 Alice rated it it was amazing
Haunting.
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Jan 06, 2015 Dale rated it it was ok
A darker look at conflict in war and the effect it has, and can have on children.
Jen
Feb 04, 2016 Jen rated it really liked it
WOW. Hauntingly beautiful.
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