The Lovely Shoes

Written by Susan Shreve

This is a fact based story about a thirteen year old girl, Franny, who has deformed feet. She feels ugly when she attends school dances in her big noisy orthopedic shoes. Her mother decides to write to an Italian shoemaker to obtain “lovely shoes.” This is a beautifully written story filled with love between mother and daughter and emotional teenage experiences.

Review by Janice Hastings, South Kearns Elem. Media Center
Rating: ★★★★★ (5 stars)
Interest Level: Grades 5-7

The Lovely Shoes
Written by Susan Shreve
Arthur A. Levine Books
252 pages
Release Date: June 1, 2011
ISBN: 9780439680493 (hardcover)

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