Sam, Bangs & Moonshine

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Macmillan, 1966 - Juvenile Fiction - 48 pages
22 Reviews
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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User Review  - Madeline Isaak - Goodreads

This story expresses that being creative is great, but there is a time and place for honesty. This story also challenges the reader's morals. Sam, Bangs, and Moonshine is very detailed with words and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Caelyn Pietila - Goodreads

Sam, Bangs, & Moonshine is written by Evaline Ness. This story is about a little girl name Sam, who was a fisherman's daughter. She was known to tell lies, and come up with miraculous stories. I found ... Read full review

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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.

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