Who ever heard of a shoeshine girl?
The last thing Sarah Ida wants to do is spend the summer with her Aunt Claudia. But when her parents send her away because of problems at home, that is exactly what she has to do. With no allowance and no fun to be had, Sarah Ida decides to look for a job. But who will hire a ten year old? Al, the shoeshine man, will!
Sarah loves her job, even if it means getting knee-deep in shoe polish everyday. Then something terrible happens and it looks like the shoeshine stand will have to close forever. If Sarah Ida wants to keep it open, she'll have to learn a few lessons about growing up along the way ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - engpunk77 - LibraryThing
Realistic fiction at a low reading level (grades 2-4, I imagine)but a good read for middle school kids, too. So this ended up being perfect for kids who are in 7th grade, have a 3rd grade reading level and don't want to walk around reading Magic Treehouse. A nice story. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - petajaye - LibraryThing
A tough girl having problems with her mother gets sent off to live with an aunt. Her street wise ways don't go over so well with Aunt and she is forced to take a job. Read full review