The Shoemaker Author:Leonard Everett Fisher 5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!, October 20, 2007 — By J. Arena (Williamsburg, VA) - See all my reviews — (TOP 100 REVIEWER) — From its earliest known beginning in 1629 in Salem, Massachusetts Bay Colony, The Shoemakers traces the history of that trade in colonial times. The technique of shoe making is explained in detail, and the illustrations (by ... more »the author) are wonderful. It's almost like spending the day next to a master craftsman as an apprentice.
Leonard Everett Fischer is one of the most honored writers of literature for children, and this book is evidence of his tremendous contribution.
Highly recommended for young readers or adults interested in diverse aspects of colonial history.« less