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Grandma's Treasured Shoes

Grandma has oodles and oodles of shoes.
Walking shoes, dancing shoes, fancy and plain, Grandma has a shoe for every occasion.
So why are these scratched and dusty old ones so special?

A story for young children about a grandmother's journey as a little girl from Vietnam to Australia, Grandma's Treasured Shoes is a refugee story told through engaging illustrations and a gentle, rhythmic story by author Coral Vass and illustrator Christina Huynh

This sensitively told story encourages children to understand the plight felt by refugees, in the past and today, and to appreciate the contribution that refugees have made in shaping this nation. 

Told by Enya Lucas and her grandmother Van Luu with a special afterword about Van's own experiences as a refugee. 


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