Sam, Bangs & Moonshine

Picture Books | May 15, 1971

byEvaline NessIllustratorEvaline Ness

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Samantha (known as Sam) is a fisherman's daughter who dreams rich and lovely dreams--moonshine, her father says. But when her tall stories bring disaster to her friend Thomas and her cat Bangs, Sam learns to distinguish between moonshine and reality.

Sam, Bangs & Moonshine is the winner of the 1967 Caldecott Medal.

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Samantha (known as Sam) is a fisherman's daughter who dreams rich and lovely dreams--moonshine, her father says. When her tall stories bring disaster to her friend Thomas and her cat Bangs, Sam learns to distinguish between moonshine and reality. A Caldecott Medal winner

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Samantha (known as Sam) is a fisherman's daughter who dreams rich and lovely dreams--moonshine, her father says. But when her tall stories bring disaster to her friend Thomas and her cat Bangs, Sam learns to distinguish between moonshine and reality.Sam, Bangs & Moonshine is the winner of the 1967 Caldecott Medal.

Evaline Ness (1911-1986) illustrated more than thirty books for young readers and also wrote many of her own. In addition to winning the Caldecott Honor for A Pocketful of Cricket, she received the Caldecott Medal for Sam, Bangs, and Moonshine. She left a huge mark on the world of children's literature.
Format:Picture BooksDimensions:48 pages, 9.98 × 7.3 × 0.12 inPublished:May 15, 1971Publisher:Square Fish

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0805003150

ISBN - 13:9780805003154

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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Samantha (known as Sam) is a fisherman's daughter who dreams rich and lovely dreams--moonshine, her father says. When her tall stories bring disaster to her friend Thomas and her cat Bangs, Sam learns to distinguish between moonshine and reality. A Caldecott Medal winner

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"An outstanding book." -School Library Journal