search for books and compare prices
cover image
The Man Who Walked the Earth
Price
Store
Arrives
Preparing
Shipping
The price is the lowest for any condition, which may be new or used; other conditions may also be available. Rental copies must be returned at the end of the designated period, and may involve a deposit.
Jump down to see edition details for: Hardcover
Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Groundwood Books
Publication date September 1, 2003
Pages 32
Binding Hardcover
Book category Easy Fiction
ISBN-13 9780888995452
ISBN-10 0888995458
Dimensions 0.50 by 10.75 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.85 lbs.
Published in Canada
Original list price $16.95
Other format details juvenile
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
After their father has been gone for eight months in search of work, a stranger arrives at Andre and Elise's home and sits at the place at the table always made in case a stranger visits in the hopes that their father is getting the same treatment from another family while he is away.
Amazon.com description: Product Description:
Blowing dust is about all you can see from a farm on the prairies in the 1930s. Even worse, André and Elise’s father has gone in search of work and he may not be home for Christmas.

The day he left their mother set an extra place at the table in case a stranger should come by looking for a meal. "Wherever your father is, I hope someone will set a place for him," she says. Eight months later no one has come to their door.

Then on Christmas night, they hear knocking. A mysterious stranger enters. André and Elise first realize that he is extraordinary when he does a magic trick with the salt shaker. After he finishes a huge meal, Mr. Balzini shows the family just how extraordinary he is. Silk scarves, a sunflower and a magic book are just the prelude to a spectacular trick, which conjures up the northern lights.Is it the magician who brings their father home just in time for Christmas?

In a story that evokes the myth of the prophet Elijah, and other folktales about the rewards of performing acts of kindness for strangers, Ian Wallace gives us a magical, beautiful book.


Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780888995452
 
The price comparison is for this edition
from Groundwood Books (September 1, 2003)
9780888995452 | details & prices | 32 pages | 10.75 × 8.25 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 1-2 | 0.85 lbs | List price $16.95
About: After their father has been gone for eight months in search of work, a stranger arrives at Andre and Elise's home on Christmas night and sits at the place at the table always made in case a stranger visits, in the hopes that their father is getting the same treatment from another family while he is away.

Pricing is shown for items sent to or within the U.S., excluding shipping and tax. Please consult the store to determine exact fees. No warranties are made express or implied about the accuracy, timeliness, merit, or value of the information provided. Information subject to change without notice. isbn.nu is not a bookseller, just an information source.