Shoeshine Girl

ISBN-10: 0064402282

ISBN-13: 9780064402286

Edition: Reprint 

Authors: Clyde Robert Bulla, Leigh Grant, Jim Burke, Bulla

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Who ever heard of a shoeshine girl? The last thing Sarah Ida wants to do is spend the summer with her Aunt Claudia. But when her parents send her away because of problems at home, that is exactly what she has to do. With no allowance and no fun to be had, Sarah Ida decides to look for a job. But who will hire a ten year old? Al, the shoeshine man, will! Sarah loves her job, even if it means getting knee-deep in shoe polish everyday. Then something terrible happens and it looks like the shoeshine stand will have to close forever. If Sarah Ida wants to keep it open, she'll have to learn a few lessons about growing up along the way ...
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List price: $4.99
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 12/28/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 96
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.374
Language: English

Clyde Robert Bulla was born in King City, Missouri in 1914. His first school was a one-room country house. He started out writing stories. After numerous rejections, he finally sold a story to a pulp magazine. He sold more stories to magazines to earn money. He eventually turned to writing children's books. Bulla's first children's book "The Donkey Cart," was published in 1946. He has published over 80 titles including "Squanto: Friend of the Pilgrims," "The Chalk Box Kid," "Shoeshine Girl," and "The Sword in the Tree." Bulla currently resides in Missouri.

Leigh Grant has illustrated more than thirty books and hasreceived many awards, including the New York Academy ofSciences prize for Best Science Book. In 1998, she was commissionedto paint a large mural in Christ Church, Greenwich,Connecticut, for the Tricentennial celebration. She lives inNorwalk, Connecticut.

JIM BURKE teaches English at Burlingame High School. He is the author of numerous books, including The English Teacher's Companion, Writing Reminders, Tools for Thought, Illuminating Texts: How to Teach Students to Read the World, Reading Reminders, and I Hear America Reading: Why We Read - What We Read, all of which are published by Heinemann. He is also the author of The Reader&rsquo

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