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The Shine Man: A Christmas Story (2001)

by Mary Quattlebaum

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During the hard times of 1932, a poor shoe shine man gives a child his cap, gloves, and an angel made from a spool, then receives a wonderful gift in return.

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I would read this book around Christmas time. The shine man is a homeless man that likes to shine shoes. A child come up to him and the shine man realizes how the child is under dressed for the winter. He gives him his hat and his gloves. Eventually, he decides to polish the boy's shoes. The boy's body begins to shine and you find that he is supposed to be Christ.
  Y-NhiVu | Oct 2, 2014 |
During depression Larry, a shoe polisher who tried to earn some money for his living. He earn no money on that day and met a boy who seem in more need then he. Larry offer the boy bit by bits of all he had. He then died from the cold and recognize the little bitty he gave to the boy, he gave it to Jesus who so please and take him to heaven. ( )
  thuvan0301 | Feb 14, 2013 |
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To Helen, a maker of spoolies, and to John and Caroline, who bring lots of shine to Christmas. — M. Q.
For Marvin Martin. He inspires many to give by his own loving example. — T. L.
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Hear that rickety-rack of wheels over track? Hear the cry of the train? Oh, it takes me back to a tale my daddy would tell of the Christmas of ʼ32.
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