The Man Who Walked the Earth

The Man Who Walked the Earth

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After their father has been gone for eight months in search of work, a stranger arrives at Andre and Elise's home and sits at the place at the table always made in case a stranger visits in the hopes that their father is getting the same treatment from another family while he is away.

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Andre and Elise’s father has gone in search of work, and may not be home for Christmas. The day he left, their mother set an extra place at the table in case a hungry stranger visits. ?Wherever your father is, I hope someone will set a place for him,” she says. Eight months later, no one has come to their door. Then a mysterious stranger arrives on Christmas night and performs dazzling magic tricks. Can he use magic to bring back their father? In this wonderful story about the rewards of being kind to strangers, Ian Wallace has performed his own kind of magic.

Blowing dust is about all you can see from a farm on the prairies in the 1930s. Even worse, André and Elise’s father has gone in search of work and he may not be home for Christmas.

The day he left their mother set an extra place at the table in case a stranger should come by looking for a meal. "Wherever your father is, I hope someone will set a place for him," she says. Eight months later no one has come to their door.

Then on Christmas night, they hear knocking. A mysterious stranger enters. André and Elise first realize that he is extraordinary when he does a magic trick with the salt shaker. After he finishes a huge meal, Mr. Balzini shows the family just how extraordinary he is. Silk scarves, a sunflower and a magic book are just the prelude to a spectacular trick, which conjures up the northern lights.Is it the magician who brings their father home just in time for Christmas?

In a story that evokes the myth of the prophet Elijah, and other folktales about the rewards of performing acts of kindness for strangers, Ian Wallace gives us a magical, beautiful book.


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After their father has been gone for eight months in search of work, a stranger arrives at Andre and Elise's home on Christmas night and sits at the place at the table always made in case a stranger visits, in the hopes that their father is getting the same treatment from another family while he is away.After their father has been gone for eight months in search of work, a stranger arrives at Andre and Elise's home on Christmas night and sits at the place at the table always made in case a stranger visits, in the hopes that their father is getting the same treatment from another family while he is away.

Publisher: Toronto : Groundwood Books, 2003
ISBN: 9780888995452
0888995458
Characteristics: [32] p. : col. ill. ; 21 cm

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