Sam, Bangs & Moonshine

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Macmillan, 1966 - Juvenile Fiction - 48 pages
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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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About the author (1966)

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.