THE MAGIC BOOTS by Scott Emerson


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 When a boy named William Wilkins puts on his red cowboy boots, his imagination can take him anywhere--to the Amazon River or the Wild West or the moon, flying on a magic carpet or camping out with a pack of jovial bears. When his feet outgrow the boots, William is understandably despondent. But after he falls asleep crying, he discovers he can still visit far-off places, since the magic is in his mind, not in his boots. This plot summary doesn't do justice to the genuine magic of newcomer Emerson's book. Post's bold, rich-toned illustrations capture the many moods and angles of William's imaginary wanderings, and the text, brief as it is, has the true ring of the way a kid talks and thinks. Imagination is a powerful concept for a young child, and this simple parable about it leaves all the awe and mystery marvelously intact. (Fiction/Picture book. All ages)

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1994
ISBN: 0-87905-603-7
Page count: 32pp
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Nov. 15th, 1994


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