The Shine Man: A Christmas Story

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Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, 2001 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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The Shine Man is a Christmas story in the deepest sense. A story of hard times and grace and the transforming power of giving even when there isn't much to give. Quattlebaum brings a true storyteller's voice to this wonderful, new tale that's sure to become a Christmas classic. Ladwig's colorful illustrations offer a unique perspective on the historical setting and glow with warmth, hope, and authenticity.

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User Review  - Y-NhiVu - LibraryThing

I would read this book around Christmas time. The shine man is a homeless man that likes to shine shoes. A child come up to him and the shine man realizes how the child is under dressed for the winter ... Read full review

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User Review  - thuvan0301 - LibraryThing

During depression Larry, a shoe polisher who tried to earn some money for his living. He earn no money on that day and met a boy who seem in more need then he. Larry offer the boy bit by bits of all ... Read full review

About the author (2001)

Mary Quattlebaum has written numerous novels for children, including "Jackson Jones and Mission Greentop, Jackson Jones and The Puddle of Thorns, "as well as the picture book "Winter Friends," She lives in Washington, D.C.

Timothy Ladwig is an illustrator whose recent books include Saying Grace, Jubilee, and Tonight You are My Baby. He lives in Wichita, Kansas, with his wife, Leah, and three children.

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