The Blue Shoe
The Blue Shoe: A Tale of Thievery, Villainy, Sorcery, and Shoes
The Blue Shoe
Mary GrandPre, Roderick Townley
It was only one shoe. It fit no one. But everyone wanted it. Hap Barlo sits in a cell, wondering how it had all gone so wrong. The blue shoe was ruined, the girl he’d been trying to help was missing, and he’d been branded a thief—again! He would be banished to the far side of Mount Xexnax in the morning. On the bright side, now he might be able to rescue his father, who had been banished last year. No one has ever returned from Xexnax, so perhaps Hap is a tad optimistic to be dreaming of rescue. Then again, perhaps a dreamer, a doer, and a thief is just the kind of boy who could challenge this mountain—and win! First edition will be printed in blue ink!

Book Details


  • Fiction
  • Juvenile Fiction

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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This book is one of the most wonderful books that I have read in a very long time. Just from my sentence you should tell that this book is a MUST read for all of you out there that like adventures but with some mystery. The book The Blue Shoe by Roderick Townley is an engaging and fun story about a poor boy named Hap that lives in a far away land (not known to Americans) called Aplanap. The story is mostly set in the boy Hap's shoemakers shop, however this is not Hap's shop. This shop is an older man's shop Grel's.

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