One Thousand Tracings

One Thousand Tracings

Healing the Wounds of World War II

Book - 2007 | 1st ed.
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When author/illustrator Lita Judge found hundreds of tracings of feet in her grandmother’s attic, she was intrigued and moved to share the story behind them.
One Thousand Tracings tells that story. In the aftermath of World War II a family in America established contact with a family in Germany and to help them sent them supplies, including shoes. The German family was extremely grateful and asked if their American friends would help others in Europe. Soon shoe tracings from all over the continent started pouring in to the modest Midwest farm. The network of families helping from the U.S. started to grow so that ultimately hundreds of people on both sides of the Atlantic were touched by this remarkable process.

Illustrated with a combination of paintings and collages of original photographs and foot tracings, this moving story is a granddaughter’s tender tribute to her grandparent’s who organized this relief effort. By sending hope and kindness they began healing the wounds of war. It is powerful reminder of the importance of humanitarianism during wartime.
Publisher: New York : Hyperion Books for Children, c2007.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781423100089
Branch Call Number: 940.531 JUDGE
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 29 cm.


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Sep 20, 2017

Lita Judge has written this book at the level of third graders and given it luscious full page illustrations; that said, I would recommend it for everyone because of the historical and personally factual information it contains and the obvious lesson of relating to people in need and putting compassionate feelings into action. By exposing young children to such a historical book, maybe we can instill a love and appreciation in some youth for history. I want this one for my personal library!

Sep 14, 2017

Wonderful true story with beautiful illustrations. Teaches empathy & humanitarianism.
Age 5-10 but everyone should read

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Sep 14, 2017

kkcox thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 5 and 10


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