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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Review: Copper-Toed BootsUser 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
Review: Copper-Toed BootsUser 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