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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Contents

Section 1
7
Section 2
19
Section 3
36
Section 4
48
Section 5
55
Section 6
64
Section 7
76
Section 8
84
Section 9
86
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About the author (1996)

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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