The Sandal Artist 2017-08-28T11:20:41+00:00

The Sandal Artist

Written by Kathleen Pelley | Illustrated by Lois Rosio Sprague

2013 Bock Book Award Winner

2013 Storytelling World Award Honor Book

2013 Colorado Book Award Finalist

The Sandal Artist coverThe Sandal Artist is the tale of a poor young artist who discovers the beauty of everyday life. Since Roberto hopes to be a renowned artist one day, he only paints bright and vibrant scenes. He refuses to paint images of the poor children playing or old Stefano and his donkey. But one day, when a cobbler lends Roberto a pair of sandals and whispers that they may allow him to see the world in a new light, Roberto learns to find grace and beauty in unexpected places.

Activity Guide

Kathleen’s guides assist readers to a deeper understanding of concepts in her books with activities such as games, puzzles and discussion questions.

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Soles4Souls

While wearing another’s shoes, Roberto saw the world in a new light of gratitude and giving. A wonderful way to help children understand Roberto’s vision is to raise funds together for the charitable organization Soles4Souls. Schools and Organizations and Faith-based Organizations all over the country are putting shoes on the feet of those in need – I am a donor. Learn more about Soles4Souls.

Hyrum Smith, Franklin/Covey co-founder

This is a wonderful story that teaches a very practical lesson in win-win relationships–a must read for all children, it wouldn’t hurt the adults either.

Hyrum Smith, Franklin/Covey co-founder

The Sandal Artist Children’s Book written by Kathleen Pelley
2015-04-29T13:54:44+00:00

Hyrum Smith, Franklin/Covey co-founder

This is a wonderful story that teaches a very practical lesson in win-win relationships–a must read for all children, it wouldn’t hurt the adults either.

Macaroni Kid

Beautifully written and illustrated, The Sandal Artist shares the message that beauty and grace exists in everything and everyone around us. Although it is a picture book, it may be more suited for older children as my 8-year-old smiled sweetly the first time Roberto noticed something from a different perspective.

Macaroni Kid

The Sandal Artist Children’s Book written by Kathleen Pelley
2015-04-29T15:57:44+00:00

Macaroni Kid

Beautifully written and illustrated, The Sandal Artist shares the message that beauty and grace exists in everything and everyone around us. Although it is a picture book, it may be more suited for older children as my 8-year-old smiled sweetly the first time Roberto noticed something from a different perspective.