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The blue shoe a tale of thievery, villainy, sorcery, and shoes by Rod Townley

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Published by Alfred A. Knopf in New York .
Written in English


  • Exile (Punishment),
  • Juvenile fiction,
  • Fables,
  • Shoes,
  • Good and evil

Book details:

About the Edition

A mysterious stranger commissions a single, valuable shoe from a humble cobbler, changing the cobbler"s life and the life of his young apprentice forever.

Edition Notes

Statementby Roderick Townley ; illustrated by Mary GrandPré
ContributionsGrandPré, Mary, ill
LC ClassificationsPZ8.2.T67 Bl 2009
The Physical Object
Pagination254 p. :
Number of Pages254
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24745147M
ISBN 100375856005, 037595600X
ISBN 109780375856006, 9780375956003, 9780375956006
LC Control Number2008043851

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