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Children's Fiction Clothing & Dress

The Red Shoes

by (author) Eleri Glass

illustrated by Ashley Spires

Simply Read Books
Initial publish date
Oct 2017
Clothing & Dress
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Oct 2017
    List Price

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3


The Red Shoes is now available in paperback! All of the shoes in the shoe store are plain and dull except for one pair: the apple red shoes, just waiting to be picked. The little girl knows that they are the shoes for her, but can she convince her mom? This cheerful tale is matched with charming illustrations that depict the fashions of the 1960s.

About the authors

Eleri Glass is a traveling storyteller and poet. She grew up in New Zealand and came to Canada when she was eight. She currently lives in Vancouver, BC.

Eleri Glass' profile page


Ashley Spires est diplômé de l'Emily Carr Institute of Art & Design. Artiste touche à tout, elle a créé des sites Internet, des livres et des marionnettes. Elle est auteure et illustratrice de plusieurs livres dont Quel génie!, la série Basile le chat de l'espace,Petit Paul, Chien recherche garçon et André est débordé. Ashley a également illustré Le Labo des malins par Shar Levine et Leslie Johnstone. Elle vit à Delta, en Colombie-Britannique.


Ashley Spires earned her BFA at the Emily Carr Institute of Art and went on to earn a graduate diploma in illustration from Sheridan College. She is also the illustrator of Binky the Space Cat. Ashley lives in British Columbia, but you can find her at

Ashley Spires' profile page

Excerpt: The Red Shoes (by (author) Eleri Glass; illustrated by Ashley Spires)

From The Red Shoes, written by Eleri Glass, illustrated by Ashley Spires:
"My feet huff, puff
like two tired trains.
So many shoes
squatting on the shelves,
white and brown, lace-ups
and boots.
My eyes hunt,
my toes tingle.
They call me from the corner,
ruby whispers,
shiny silver giggles.
I slip my hands inside
and walk them across the shelf.
Sing a tiny shoe tune.
Mom picks up the lace-ups.
I pull on her hand.
'The Red ones, Mom.'"

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