Sam Bangs and Moonshine

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Winner of the 1967 Caldecott Medal

Samantha (known as Sam) is a fisherman’s daughter who dreams rich and lovely dreams--moonshine, her father says. But when her tall stories bring disaster to her friend Thomas and her cat, Bangs, Sam learns to distinguish between moonshine and reality.

Used by permission of Henry Holt

48 pages 78-0805003154 Ages 5-8

Keywords: Caldecott Medal, friends, cat, dreams, lying, storm, danger, classic, 5 year old, 6 year old, 7 year old, 8 year old

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Sam is a girl who likes to live in her imagination. She can make up the wildest tales. Her friend Thomas believes every word she says. One day she sends Thomas looking for her baby kangaroo when a storm is blowing up and her cat Bangs goes out to help the boy. She feels much guilt when she realizes that her friend could have been hurt by her stories or Moonshine. Her tales got her friend in trouble. ---from Calista on Goodreads

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