New Shoes for Silvia by Johanna Hurwitz

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Silvia can't wait to try on her present from Tia Rosita: new shoes as red as the inside of a watermelon. The shoes are too big for Silvia to wear -- but that doesn't stop her from dinfing lots of ways to enjoy them while she waits for her feet to grow!

"The excitement of the new shoes and the formidable task of waiting to grow into them are both conveyed beautifully through the story and the art....Watercolors fill each page with the details of life in Silvia's home and small village....Hurwitz perfectly captures the pleasure of a special gifted the difficulty of waiting."--Horn Book

Speaks universally to the imagination and emotions."--School Library Journal

 

About Johanna Hurwitz

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Johanna Hurwitz is the award-winning author of more than sixty popular books for young readers, including Faraway Summer; Dear Emma; Elisa Michaels, Bigger & Better; Class Clown; Fourth-Grade Fuss; and Rip-Roaring Russell, an American Library Association Notable Book. Her work has won many child-chosen state awards. A former school librarian, she frequently visits schools around the country to talk about her books. Mrs. Hurwitz and her husband divide their time between Great Neck, New York, and Wilmington, Vermont.
 
Published September 23, 1993 by HarperCollins. 32 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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"Far away in another America," little Silvia receives a treasured gift from Tia Rosita (who's in the US)--fine red shoes, too big for her to wear.

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``Hurwitz's prose is effortless and affecting,'' said PW of these comic story collections that ``should confirm the seven-year-old's status as a favorite heroine.'' Ages 7-10.

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Eventually, distracted by chores and friends, Silvia forgets about the shoes for weeks at a stretch, until, finally, she tries them on again and they fit.

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