Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Sophie is torn between her desire to buy a beautiful toy hedgehog and her compassion for a hungry street person. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: Sophie works for weeks to earn the money for a one-of-a-kind stuffed hedgehog in the toy store window, but as she gets close to reaching her goal, she notices a homeless man on the street and follows her conscience.
From Kirkus Reviews: An honest presentation of a contemporary problem, by an author who has explored moral issues with unusual insight in books for older children (A Good Courage, 1988). Sophie's energies are devoted to earning enough money to buy an endearing toy hedgehog. She's an only child with an allergic mother, precluding a pet; she's also sure that ``Weldon'' will supplant snooty Veronica's doll at a school Toyland celebration. Meanwhile, a homeless man and his sign--``I'm hungry''--prey on her conscience; as she tries to earn the $40 for Weldon, she worries about the man and finally gives him half her money. A disarmingly simple narrative, with telling details slipped in naturally: Sophie offers to help her mother, who is so grateful that Sophie decides not to ask for pay; skipping school lunch to save money, she finds that her hunger feeds her sympathy for the man. A realistic, inconclusive discussion between Sophie and her mother gently summarizes the tangled issues surrounding handouts to the homeless. In the end, the man remains an unknown who simply disappears; Sophie has acted from motives and understanding that have grown over the course of the story; and she does get the hedgehog--too late for the school competition, but that's no longer important. A thoughtful, intelligent, and appealing book, with respect for its young readers and for the problem it explores. Illustrations not seen. (Fiction. 7-10) -- Copyright ©1992, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
Buchbeschreibung Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, 1992. Buchzustand: Good. 1st ed. N/A. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP8546296
Buchbeschreibung Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing. Hardcover. Buchzustand: VERY GOOD. little to no wear, pages are clean. The cover and binding are crisp with next no creases. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2729688627
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Buchbeschreibung Simon & Schuster Children's Pu, 1992. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P020027893650
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Buchbeschreibung Simon & Schuster Children's Pu, 1992. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P110027893650