Indian Shoes

Category: Book
Illustrated By: Madsen, Jim
By (author): Smith, Cynthia Leitich
Subject:  JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Multigenerational
  JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / United States / Native American
  JUVENILE FICTION / Readers / Chapter Books
Audience: children/juvenile
Awards: Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies (NCSS/CBC)
Publisher: HarperCollins
Published: February 2021
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 80
Size: 7.62in x 5.12in
Our Price:
$ 7.25
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Additional Notes

From The Publisher*

The beloved chapter book by New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Leitich Smith about the love and adventures shared by a Cherokee-Seminole boy and his Grampa now has brand-new illustrations! A perfect pick for new readers.

What do Indian shoes look like, anyway? Like beautiful beaded moccasins... or hightops with bright orange shoelaces?

Ray Halfmoon prefers hightops, but he gladly trades them for a nice pair of moccasins for his grampa. After all, it's Grampa Halfmoon who's always there to help Ray get in and out of scrapes-like the time they teamed up to pet sit for the whole block during a holiday blizzard!

Award-winning author Cynthia Leitich Smith writes with wit and candor about a boy and his grandfather, sharing all their love, joy, and humor.

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Review Quote*"The stories' strength lies in their powerful, poignant evocation of a cross-generational bond and in the description of the simple pleasures two charming characters enjoy."
Review Quote*"A very pleasing first-chapter book from its funny and tender opening salvo to its heartwarming closer."
Review Quote*"Shoes is a good book for any elementary-aged reluctant reader, and a necessity for indigenous children everywhere."
Review Quote*"This book ably springs Ray Halfmoon free from the paint-and-feathers representations of American Indians."
Review Quote*"This is a book so permeated with affection that many readers will just bask in the warmth."
Review Quote*"Indian Shoes is about belonging to family and community, helping neighbors, and sometimes feeling different but most times knowing who you are in the world."