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The Legend of the Sand Dollar: An Inspirational Story of Hope for Easter

3.67  ·  Rating details ·  64 ratings  ·  23 reviews
Eight-year-old Kerry loves the ocean. But on this visit to the beach, she discovers a little-known treasure and learns of the story of Easter revealed in the sand dollar. Now you and your child can discover the story behind this small ocean treasure as stunning illustrations form the backdrop for this familiar seaside legend. Seen through the eyes of children, The Legend o ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published February 6th 2005 by Zonderkidz (first published February 1st 2005)
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Luisa Knight
It's based off of a poem written by an unknown author - which is including in the back and I thought nice. The pictures were nice but the story's execution I thought could have been better.

Ages: 4 - 9

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May 24, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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The Legend of the Sand Dollar is a cute picture book to teach children about Easter, or Resurrection Sunday. Eight-year-old Kerry and her cousin Jack learn about the legend of the sand dollar as they spend Easter weekend together. According to the legend, each part of a sand dollar tells a part of Jesus’ story, from the shape of the flower on the top to the holes in the middle to the doves on the inside.

The Legend of the Sand Dollar was illustrated by Richard Cowdrey and written by Chris Auer,
Brandi (Rambles of a SAHM)
If you don't already own the original book this updated version is definitely worth purchasing. Our family has enjoyed the original Legend of the Sand Dollar for years now. The story centers around Kerry and her cousin Jack. Kerry and her sister are going to their aunt's house for Easter. Kerry is a bit sad that her parents aren't traveling with them but is determined to have a good time with her cousin until her parents arrive later.

Cousin Jack takes Kerry out on his boat and they visit a small
Karla Winick-Ford
Sep 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
I learned something new today- I had not heard this legend before. Great story well illustrated, but most appropriate for young children reading with families at home or within church settings.
Mar 13, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
First, the disclaimer. "I was provided a free copy of this book. All opinions are my own." That done, THE LEGEND OF THE SAND DOLLAR is a beautifully illustrated story about a girl who went to visit her cousin Jack without her parents. And while she was there, Cousin Jack took her out on his boat to an island where she found a sand dollar and illustrated how it depicts the Savior's birth, death, and more with the designs on it and the shapes that come when it is broken. A sweet story that parents ...more
Mar 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Disclaimer: I received this Book from the publisher, Zonderkidz for free to read and review. I was not required to give a favorable review only an honest review. All thoughts and comments in this review are my own.

Eight-year-old Kerry loves the ocean, and every few years she along with her parents and sister, Margaret go to visit Aunt Jane and Cousin Jack who live near the beach.

This year Margaret and Kerry were going alone, which made Kerry very sad. Cousin Jack and Kerry took the boat to the b
A delightful Easter story to share with children of all ages. I love that it uses a sand dollar to tell the story of Christ's birth, death, & resurrection. ...more
Meredith Spidel
Mar 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Received and ARC of this lovely book from ZondervanKidz in exchange for an honest review. It's a gorgeous picture book and a sweet way to inspire important faith discussion with my young children at Easter time. Would made a wonderful addition to a child's Easter basket! ...more
Feb 24, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Kerry and her sister Margaret are going to visit their Aunt Jane's house by the ocean. Kerry goes exploring the beach with cousin Jack and finds a sand dollar, and Jack shares with her The Legend of the Sand Dollar.

Beautifully illustrated, this book is beautiful and perfect for Easter. Jack uses the sand dollar to share the gospel with Kerry, telling of the great gift, sacrifice, and the hope that we now have.

Bound in a hardcover with a jacket, this is a lovely book, What I loved most about it
Feb 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received a complimentary copy.

I have heard about the sand dollar before in my youth. I did forget all about it and now being able to share this story with my family was a huge treat. The illustrations are neat and colorful. The message for Easter is going to make this a must have book for the upcoming holiday. You will never think of a sand dollar the same way again.
Apr 06, 2012 rated it liked it
Eight-year-old Kerry and her fifteen-year-old sister Margaret travel to their Aunt Jane’s house by the beach for the Easter holiday. Kerry, upset that their parents could not take the girls to the beach themselves, lingers at the beach where she meets her cousin Jack coming in on his new boat. He takes her out to a small island and seeing a sand dollar, he picks it up and tells her about how the various markings of a sand dollar tell the story of Easter.

The Legend of the Sand Dollar has very rea
Jared Burton
May 28, 2010 rated it liked it
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Auer, Chris. The Legend of the Sand Dollar. Grand Rapids, MI: Zonderkidz, 2005.
Genre - Fiction - Christianity
The Legend of the Sand Dollar is a simple story about a girl named Kerry who goes to her relatives two days before Easter and misses her parents. While away she travels to an island with her cousin Jack where she finds a sand dollar. Kerry had never seen a sand dollar so her cousin explained what it was, how it got there, and how it tells the tale of how Christ's birth and how he Sacrifi
Linda Branich
This is a soft cover, inspirational book that relates the North American coastal residents' Legend of the Sand Dollar, and includes a copy of the poem about the sand dollar from an unknown author. The artwork looks like paintings.

Kerry is upset that she and her sister will spend Easter weekend with their Aunt Jane and Cousin Jack near the ocean, and won't see her parents till they are picked up on Easter Sunday.

As Kerry wanders down to the beach, Cousin Jack comes in a small motor boat. He offe
Kara Laidig
Oct 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: children-s-lit
Kerry was sad to leave her parents but when she got to her cousin's house, they went out on the water and explored. They found an island and found sand dollars there too. Her cousin explained how the sand dollar told a story and that story was Jesus' death and resurrection. This made her feel loved and when they got back to the house she gave a sand dollar to her sister and told her the same story. I really liked this book because it gives a practical way to share the gospel whenever you see one ...more
May 22, 2011 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
I'm not sure what made me pick up this book. I think it was the front cover illustration with the seashore and the sand dollar. The story is pretty good, although a bit overly dramatic for the lesson that it is trying to give. And the illustrations are very nice, very realistic. I think this would be a good story to read at Easter. The additional information about sand dollars is very informative, as is the message that you should only pick up the white, bleached out sand dollar skeletons, not t ...more
This is a good book. The story is touching. It could be used for church, but not school. Uses Sand Dollar to depict symols of Christ's Ressurection. ...more
Landree W
Oct 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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Mar 03, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: childrens
A neat inspirational story for children. Shares the Legend of the sand dollar and how it tells the story of Easter.
Note: I accessed a digital review copy of this book through Edelweiss.
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Looking for a beautiful book to read each Easter as a family?

This would made a wonderful addition to this year's bunny basket or the perfect take-along for a family trip to the beach!

There are books that are fun, everyday stories that you don't mind having tattered copies of, as long as you can still read them.

Then there are those special books that really merit sitting on your shelf in hard-bound form.

This is one of those books.

A young girl is spending time at the beach with her cousin, who int
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Chris Auer of Savannah, GA, is a seasoned screenwriter and adapted The Legend of the Candy Cane for video. He has numerous scriptwriting credits, including More True Stories from Touched by an Angel with CBS. He was the creator-executive producer for the half-hour series Big Brother Jake from 1990 to 1994 and also worked for NBC's The Cosby Show. ...more

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