Accelerated Reader Program Selection
Roberto, a poor young artist, aspires to success and recognition. He refuses to paint young village children playing or Old Stefano and his donkey and insists on creating picturesque scenes only. But when Roberto has his shoes mended, a cobbler lends him a pair of sandals and whispers: “There are some who say that if you wear another man’s shoes, you will see the world with his eyes and feel with his heart.”
When Roberto suddenly starts to see the true beauty surrounding him, he realizes that the cobbler’s wise words may ring true. The young artist soon views his surroundings in a different light. Complemented by illustrations reminiscent of works from the Renaissance period, this enchanting tale explores such topics as adopting a new perspective on life and appreciating the greatness in other people.
About the Author
A native of Glasgow, Scotland, Kathleen Pelley grew up listening to fairy tales and developed an affinity for storytelling at an early age. She has authored numerous children’s book and contributed stories to such publications as Hopscotch and Cricket. A member of the Authors Guild and the Colorado Authors’ League, Pelley received a BA in history from Edinburgh University. She lives in Greenwood Village, Colorado.
About the Illustrator
Award-winning illustrator Lois Sprague has provided art work for children’s books, along with such publications as Christianity Today and Decision Magazine. Her accolades include a Faculty Award of Superior Achievement and a Purchase Award from the Quincy Art Club. In addition to participating in exhibits around the country, Sprague conducts “live art” on stage. She graduated from the American Academy of Art and lives in Woodland Park, Colorado.
THE SANDAL ARTIST
By Kathleen T. Pelley
Illustrated by Lois Sprague
JUVENILE FICTION / Art & Architecture
JUVENILE FICTION / Social Issues / Values & Virtues
JUVENILE FICTION / Religious / Christian / Values & Virtues
32 pp. 8 1/2 x 11
31 color illus.