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Author: Emilia Esteban Langstaff

Photography: Marta Sánchez Marco

Puppet construction: Emilia Esteban Langstaff and Edu Blanch

publisher: WALRUS BOOKS,  Barcelona

Ideal for 3 to 7 year olds

36 pags. 24x22 cms   ISBN 978-84-941896-1-6

 

Tim can´t find his left shoe anywhere. He searches for it high and low, until Mrs Grey tells him he will most probably find it in a very special tree. Tim follows the lady´s instructions and hops off to find his shoe.

 

The characters which appear in this book are puppets I manipulate in a show named “The Shoe Tree”. They are made out of recycled materials such as cloth, wood, socks or cans. The story of The Shoe Tree is inspired by a wishing tree I saw in Paphos, Cyprus. It had pieces of cloth attached to its branches. I have never seen a shoe tree but I know a few exist near the roadside in the US.

 

The Shoe Tree_picture book

available in English, Spanish,  Catalan, French and Portuguese.

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