Copper-Toed Boots

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Wayne State University Press, Sep 1, 1996 - Juvenile Fiction - 96 pages
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Marguerite de Angeli was born in Lapeer, Michigan, in 1889. As a child, she loved to hear her father tell the story of the red leather-topped copper-toed boots he prized when he was a boy.

Recreating the mischievous adventures of that boy through a Michigan summer, Copper-Toed Boots escapes to a time of "tradin" with schoolmates, "tradin" at the store, and picnicking during blackberry season. Children of all ages will delight in this realistic portratyal of mid-nineteenth century rural life. From classroom antics to the day the circus comes to town, Marguerite de Angeli vivdly depicts the folk happenings of a little American town.


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User Review  - Marija Vidakovic - Goodreads

The very first book I read myself. It was in a pile of my dad's book from childhood (Serbian translation). I was 6. Read full review

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User Review  - Stephen - Goodreads

I grew up in the town this book is set in, and a friend lived in the house, I want to get a copy of this book so my kids can enjoy the treasure. Great story Read full review

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Marguerite was born in 1889 in Lapeer, Michigan. She wrote and illustrated twenty-eight books for young readers that won her a large and faithful audience as well as prestigious awards. The honors she received include the Newbery Medal, two Caldecott Honor Awards, the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award, and the Regina Medal.

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