Four Feet, Two Sandals, Hardback Book

Four Feet, Two Sandals Hardback

Illustrated by Doug Chayka

4 out of 5 (18 ratings)


When relief workers bring used clothing to a refugee camp in Pakistan, ten-year-old Lina is thrilled when she finds a sandal that fits her foot perfectly - until she sees that another girl has the matching shoe.

But soon Lina and Feroza meet and decide that it is better to share the sandals than for each to wear only one.

The girls discover the true meaning of friendship and sacrifice. "Four Feet, Two Sandals" honors the experiences of refugee children around the world, whose daily existence is marked by uncertainty and fear.

Warm colors and bold brush strokes are the perfect complement to this story of courage and hope.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 32 pages, col. Illustrations
  • Publisher: William B Eerdmans Publishing Co
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Picture books
  • ISBN: 9780802852960



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This is a good example of realistic fiction because it is about an important issue in our world. Lina and Feroza live in a refugee camp in Pakistan and neither one of them has shoes. When they each find one of a pair of sandals, they decide to share them, even when Lina goes to America.Age Appropriateness: Primary/ Intermediate

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Touching story of friendship between two young girls who share one pair of sandals in a refugee camp on the Afghanistan-Pakistan border. Inspired and based on the author's personal experience working with Afghan refugees.

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Personal Response:I thought this was a very good book for a few reasons. 1. It shows kids what happens when we donate things to those in other countries and why these donations are so special. 2. This book really makes you think about how much you really have. 3. The friendship between the two little girls is really precious.I thought it was neat that the author said this book was written because a refugee child had asked the author why there were not books about other children like her.School/Library uses:I think going along with my personal response, this shows kids how desperate people in other countries are for some of the things we take for granted. Perhaps this book could spur a donation drive.

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This is a story of a friendship found between two Afghani girls who are living in a refugee camp in Pakistan. The friendship begins with the sharing of a pair of sandals, but continues on even as the friends are split apart. As one girl and her family are sent to live in America and the other is left behind, there is still a hope that someday they will meet again.

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This is a good example of a realistic fiction book because it combines real events with imagined characters in order to create an engaging text. The author takes facts about refugee camps and adds characters and a plotline that reflects the life of many around the world.Illustration: acrylics

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