This newly illustrated edition of The Legend of the Sand Dollar renews the wonder and charm of the original and timeless tale written by Chris Auer. With new vibrant artwork from Bad Dog, Marley illustrator, Richard Cowdrey, this holiday classic is brought to life for a new generation. The Legend of the Sand Dollar tells the story of Kerry, as her cousin Jack reveals to her the deeper meaning of Easter hidden within something as small as a sand dollar. This Easter tale reminds everyone everywhere that when Jesus died for us and was resurrected, he promised hope for all.
|Contributor(s)||Chris Auer , Richard Cowdrey|
|About the Contributor(s)||Chris Auer
Chris Auer, an Emmy nominated screenwriter, is the author of Molly & the Good Shepherd, The Littlest Magi, the 2:52 Mysteries of Eckert House series, and he adapted The Legend of the Candy Cane for video. He teaches screenwriting and producing at Savannah College of Art and Design. Chris is passionate about storytelling and hopes to reflect the reality of God in the lives of children through story. He lives in Savannah, Georgia.
Richard Cowdrey’s favorite things to draw and paint are the things that reflect the awesomeness of God and His creation. From vast landscapes to the littlest bug on a leaf, Richard marvels at the beauty in the details. Richard's bestselling children's books include Legend of the Candy Cane, Bad Dog, Marley and A Very Marley Christmas.
|Publish Date||Feb 14, 2017|
- Review by April
"The Legend of the Sand Dollar" is an adorable story that takes a look deeper at a sand dollar and retells the most important story of all... JESUS! I think this story would be the perfect one to share on Easter or put in your child's Easter basket.
This story has been around for a few years however it is newly updated with new art. I loved the cover with the bright sunset colors and of course the beagle puppy they used too.... dog lover here!
The reason I love this story so much is because it takes a tangible item we can see and then retells such a powerful story that it gives you all the good feels when you focus on Jesus's life, death, and resurrection!
Hurry now and get this book now for your Easter Celebrations! Tell me, what are your Easter plans? (Posted on 3/18/2017)
- Review by Sally
Eight-year-old Kerry loves the ocean, and every few years she along with her parents and sister, Margaret go to visit Aunt Jane and Cousin Jack who live near the beach.
This year Margaret and Kerry were going alone, which made Kerry very sad. Cousin Jack and Kerry took the boat to the beach where they found a sand dollar. Jack patiently answered all of Kerry’s questions and then explained that even though the sand dollar isn’t real money, it still has value because it tells the greatest story of all—it tells the story of Jesus’ birth and the Easter story.
Once you read this story to your children they will never look at a sand dollar without remember this story.
The illustrations are so vivid and beautiful they are sure to keep even the youngest child turning the pages.
This is a hard-cover book with a beautifully illustrated dust jacket. This is a great bed-time story and would make a great gift for the Easter season.
(Posted on 3/17/2017)