This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

The Shine Man: A Christmas Story by Mary…

The Shine Man: A Christmas Story (2001)

by Mary Quattlebaum

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingConversations
392441,946 (3)None
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.



Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

Showing 2 of 2
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 |
Showing 2 of 2
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
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.
First words
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.
Last words
(Click to show. Warning: May contain spoilers.)
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Publisher series
Original language
Canonical DDC/MDS

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English


No library descriptions found.

Book description
Haiku summary

Quick Links

Popular covers


Average: (3)
1 1
3 1
4 2

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.


About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 138,191,841 books! | Top bar: Always visible