FollettBound Sewn Candlewick Press, c2007, p2009
Price: USD 16.51
Description: 40 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 26 x 27 cm
Dewey: -E-; Audience: Lower Elementary; Reading Level: 2.9
AR 3.1 LG .5 119514EN; RC 3.2 1; LEX AD550L; F&P L
From the publisher: Grades Pre-K/K-3; Ages 5-8
From Kirkus: Ages 6-9; SLJ: K-Gr 3


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Paperback Candlewick Press, 2007

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Product Overview
From Follett

Jeremy, who longs to have the black high tops that everyone at school seems to have but his grandmother cannot afford, is excited when he sees them for sale in a thrift shop and decides to buy them even though they are the wrong size.

Product Details
  • Publisher: Candlewick Press
  • Publication Date: June 9, 2009
  • Format: FollettBound Sewn
  • Edition: 1st pbk. ed.
  • Dewey: -E-
  • Classifications: Fiction, Easy
  • Description: 40 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 26 x 27 cm
  • Tracings: Jones, Noah (Noah Z.), illustrator.
  • ISBN-10: 0-329-70277-7 (originally 0-7636-4284-3)
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-329-70277-9 (originally 978-0-7636-4284-6)
  • Follett Number: 20110Z6
  • Reading Level: 2.9
  • Audience: Lower Elementary
  • Grades: Pre-K/K-3
  • Ages: 5-8
  • Kirkus: Ages 6-9
  • School Library Journal: K-Gr 3
  • ATOS Book Level: 3.1
  • AR Interest Level: LG
  • AR Points: .5
  • AR Quiz: 119514EN
  • Reading Counts Level: 3.2
  • Reading Counts Points: 1
  • Lexile: AD550L
  • Fountas & Pinnell: L

Reviews & Awards
  • Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books starred, 12/01/07
  • Horn Book Magazine, 11/01/07
  • Horn Book Magazine starred, 04/01/08
  • Kirkus Reviews, 09/15/07
  • Library Media Connection, 01/01/08
  • School Library Journal, 12/01/07
  • Wilson's Children, 10/01/10

Full-Text Reviews
Booklist (November 1, 2007 (Vol. 104, No. 5))
Grades K-3. Boelts tackles both the appeal of high-tops and the difficulty of doing the right thing in a story narrated by African American Jeremy. In the opening pages, Jeremy lies on the floor of his apartment, drawing while his grandmother reads. She answers his request for “those shoes” with, “There’s no room for ‘want’ around here—just ‘need.’ And what you need are new boots for winter.” Jeremy notes how many classmates are wearing the black shoes with white stripes. He is humiliated when one of his own shoes comes apart during recess, and the well-meaning guidance counselor gives him a bright-blue pair of shoes decorated with uncool superheroes. Jeremy wants high-tops so much that he settles for a thrift-shop pair that are really too small. After some delay, he gives in to his kinder impulses and passes them on to a smaller friend. Ultimately, he gets his reward—snow—and makes great use of his new winter boots. Jones’ autumn-toned illustrations wonderfully complement Boelts’ sweet-natured main characters and nondidactic life lesson.

Taken from the Hardcover.

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