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 doesnt know why she has been sent away, only that her mother and father are fighting.
Kerry finds reassurance, however, in a new frienda 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 Kerrys discovery of a sand dollarand the coming Easter seasonto 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 Gods help she can have hope for a better future.
Live in south will try and purchase larger sand dollars to go along with the gift book for Easter next yearPublished 10 months ago by Mary in Molino
I used this well written children's book for Easter sunday service at our church. I brought the kids up to the front of the church and sat with them reading this book out loud. Read morePublished 10 months ago by ksbouver
My grand kids loved the book. I also give the book to friends along with a sand dollar when they are having problems
And need the uplifting message to give them hope and... Read more
It tells the legend of the sand dollar very well but the illustrations are dull and it didnt really keep my 2 or 4 year olds attention very wellPublished 12 months ago by steven lind
I bought this book for my daughter's Easter basket. I was very pleased with how quickly I received it! It was in excellent condition and was exactly what I wanted!Published 12 months ago by Ruth Shovan
Great story. My son used this book to go along with his science fair project. He received extra credit and got an A on his reportPublished 14 months ago by Rochelle Moniz-Lewis