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The Legend of the Sand Dollar: An Inspirational Story of Hope for Easter (Legend of S) Hardcover – February 6, 2005


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 7 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool and up
  • Series: Legend of S
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Zonderkidz; 1 edition (February 6, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0310707803
  • ISBN-13: 978-0310707806
  • Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 0.4 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #517,515 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A story of the hope of resurrection and new life symbolized in the sand dollar—for ages 4-8

Margaret, age fifteen, and Kerry, age eight, are sisters from the urban North and are sent to visit their Aunt Jane, who lives in a tidewater area on the rural southern coast. Kerry doesn’t know why she has been sent away, only that her mother and father are fighting.

Kerry finds reassurance, however, in a new friend—a cheerful boy named Jack who plies the waterways of the marshy tidewater in his little dinghy as he searches for crabs. Jack is only twelve, but seems wise beyond his years because he is in tune with the ebb and flow of nature and the wisdom of the seasons. He knows life is designed to be full of change.

Jack uses Kerry’s discovery of a sand dollar—and the coming Easter season—to help her see that the pain and uncertainty she feels now is but a "season." The story of Jesus’ suffering and resurrection as reflected in the sand dollar serves as a parallel to her pain. Kerry learns that with God’s help she can have hope for a better future.

About the Author

Chris Auer of Savannah, GA, is a seasoned screenwriter and adapted The Legend of the Candy Cane for video. He has numerous scriptwriting credits, including More True Stories from Touched by an Angel with CBS. He was the creator-executive producer for the half-hour series Big Brother Jake from 1990 to 1994 and also worked for NBC's The Cosby Show.

Rick Johnson lives in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, with his wife, Gail, and their two children.

Customer Reviews

My grand kids loved the book.
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She really liked the book, but needed some help in understanding all the points of the book.
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It is essential to my storytelling collection for my students and grandchildren.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on April 12, 2005
Format: Hardcover
Illustrated with a superb elegance of grace and form by Rick Johnson, The Legend Of The Sand Dollar: An Inspirational Story Of Hope For Easter by Chris Auer is the story of an eight-year-old girl who learns the story of Easter in the sand dollar. The five holes in the sand dollar shell (only dead sand dollars wash up on beaches, and live sand dollars shouldn't be collected, the author notes in the very back of the book) symbolize the nails and the spear that pierced Jesus Christ, who died for humanity's sins. And when the sand dollar is broken, there appear five white particles representing doves and their promise of new life - the promise of Easter. A tender and heartwarming story of renewal.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Charlotte A. Showalter on April 28, 2009
Format: Hardcover
This is an excellent book for children because it gives a beautiful story of the sand dollar that is tied to the religious story of Jesus. I used it with a class of first graders and they loved it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By BARBARA W. VANAUSDALL on September 13, 2010
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I bought this book to use for a Women's Retreat based on Anne Lindbergh's Gift from the Sea - all the mom's and grandmom's on the committee plan to buy one for their own children, as I imagine others on the retreat will do as well. It is a beautiful presentation of the Easter story using one of God's gifts from the sea!
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Realistically illustrated modern story of a girl who sees hope in the legend of the sand dollar. While this would not be the only, or even the primary, book I would use to teach about Easter, I think it is a lovely supplement. And then every time your children, or you, see a sand dollar, you will be reminded of the greatest story of all.
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Illustrations are good, but the story just doesn't really get to the heart of Easter, And WHY Jesus died- to save us from our sins and we are all sinners and need a savior. My son at 2 1/2 clearly understands this concept. We don't need to dumb down the Gospel for kids.
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Our grandchildren spend a lot of time at the beach in N.C. and they are always hunting for Sand Dollars. this was a great book for them, probably ages 7 and under although the older one listened to it as we read to the younger children.
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By Wesley on April 1, 2013
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A great book for ourv7-yr old granddaughter!! We bought it as a gift for her for Easter. She really liked the book, but needed some help in understanding all the points of the book. We would buy it again as a gift for someone else.
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This book is exceptional! The story is very touching and it is beautifully illustrated. I ordered it for my four year granddaughter and she loved the story and the pictures! I would highly recommend this book.
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Chris Auer of Savannah, GA, is a seasoned screenwriter and adapted The Legend of the Candy Cane for video. He has numerous scriptwriting credits, including More True Stories from Touched by an Angel with CBS. He was the creator-executive producer for the half-hour series Big Brother Jake from 1990 to 1994 and also worked for NBC's The Cosby Show.

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