Four Feet, Two Sandals by Karen Lynn WilliamsFour Feet, Two Sandals by Karen Lynn Williams

Four Feet, Two Sandals

byKaren Lynn Williams, Khadra MohammedIllustratorDoug Chayka

Hardcover | August 1, 2007

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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.
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. Khadra Mohammed is the executive director of the Pittsburgh...
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Title:Four Feet, Two SandalsFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:32 pages, 9 × 12 × 0.35 inShipping dimensions:9 × 12 × 0.35 inPublished:August 1, 2007Publisher:WM. B. EERDMANS PUBLISHING CO.Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0802852963

ISBN - 13:9780802852960

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful This beautiful story is about two young girls in a refugee camp. When the relief workers come, everyone rushes to find the best things...and two young girls each end up with one sandal. They discover that they will share the sandals and they build a lovely friendship. A beautiful story.
Date published: 2018-05-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A powerful story "Four Feet, Two Sandals" is a powerful book, introducing readers to the experience of refugee children in Pakistan. This is an excellent book about sharing, donating and receiving clothes and shoes, and developing friendships.
Date published: 2016-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Book! Good to introduce the refugee topic to your class.
Date published: 2016-11-07