Sam Bennett's New Shoes by Jennifer Thermes

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Nobody knows for certain why children’s shoes were concealed. But I imagine—what better than a child to symbolize hope and promise for the future? T. Text, illustrations, and photographs copyright © 2006 by Jennifer Thermes All rights reserved. International copyright secured. No part of this book may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means—electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise—without the prior written permission of Lerner Publishing Group, except for the inclusion of brief quotations in an acknowledged review.

Carolrhoda Books, Inc. A. com Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Thermes, Jennifer. Sam Bennett’s new shoes / by Jennifer Thermes. p. cm. Summary: Sam is excited about getting new shoes, and as he grows into the shoes he becomes old enough to help his father on the farm, eventually becoming a farmer himself. eISBN-13: 978–0–8225–6533–8 eISBN-10: 0–8225–6533–1 [1. Growth—Fiction. 2. Shoes—Fiction. 3. Farm life—Fiction. 4. ] I. Title.

He found his favorite old shoes in the attic and hid them in the wall of the new room. “My papa did the same when I was a boy,” whispered Sam to his baby girl. ” Emma kicked her tiny feet and opened her eyes. Sam smiled, for they were wide and filled with hope and promise. Author’s Note Little is known about the tradition of hiding shoes, called concealments, in the walls of old houses. It was a custom brought to America by early settlers, mostly from England. Often only a single child’s shoe was hidden.

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