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The Legend of the Sand Dollar, Newly Illustrated Edition

An Inspirational Story of Hope for Easter
Format: Hardcover

Availability: In stock

Quick Overview:

This newly illustrated edition of The Legend of the Sand Dollar renews the wonder and charm of the timeless tale that explores the hidden meaning of Easter within the sand dollar. Written by Chris Auer with vibrant artwork from Bad Dog, Marley illustrator, Richard Cowdrey, this holiday classic comes to life for a new generation.

This newly illustrated edition of The Legend of the Sand Dollar renews the wonder and charm of the original and timeless tale written by Chris Auer. With new vibrant artwork from Bad Dog, Marley illustrator, Richard Cowdrey, this holiday classic is brought to life for a new generation. The Legend of the Sand Dollar tells the story of Kerry, as her cousin Jack reveals to her the deeper meaning of Easter hidden within something as small as a sand dollar. This Easter tale reminds everyone everywhere that when Jesus died for us and was resurrected, he promised hope for all.

Contributor(s) Chris Auer , Richard Cowdrey
About the Contributor(s) Chris Auer

Chris Auer, an Emmy nominated screenwriter, is the author of Molly & the Good Shepherd, The Littlest Magi, the 2:52 Mysteries of Eckert House series, and he adapted The Legend of the Candy Cane for video. He teaches screenwriting and producing at Savannah College of Art and Design. Chris is passionate about storytelling and hopes to reflect the reality of God in the lives of children through story. He lives in Savannah, Georgia.

Richard Cowdrey

Richard Cowdrey’s favorite things to draw and paint are the things that reflect the awesomeness of God and His creation. From vast landscapes to the littlest bug on a leaf, Richard marvels at the beauty in the details. Richard's bestselling children's books include Legend of the Candy Cane, Bad Dog, Marley and A Very Marley Christmas.


UPC 025986749804
ISBN-10 0310749808
ISBN-13 9780310749806
Release Date Feb 14, 2017
Weight (lbs) 1.4250
Height 9.25
Width 11.00
Length 32
Length Unit Pages
Publisher Zonderkidz
Price $16.99
Format Hardcover
Language English

Customer Reviews

Review by Fitzysmom
Overall Rating
If you don't already own the original book this updated version is definitely worth purchasing. Our family has enjoyed the original Legend of the Sand Dollar for years now. The story centers around Kerry and her cousin Jack. Kerry and her sister are going to their aunt's house for Easter. Kerry is a bit sad that her parents aren't traveling with them but is determined to have a good time with her cousin until her parents arrive later.

Cousin Jack takes Kerry out on his boat and they visit a small island where they discover sand dollars that have washed ashore. Jack tells Kerry a clever story about the sand dollar that points to Christ. It is a story that I think your young children will find interesting especially if you happen to have access to a real sand dollar. The back of the book has a message about sand dollars and a classic poem from an unknown author that inspired this book.

This book would make a great addition to an older child's Easter basket. The new illustrations by Richard Cowdrey are stunning and are sure to capture the attention and imagination of your children.

I received a copy of this book to facilitate my review. (Posted on 4/6/2017)
Review by Jalynn
Overall Rating
God's love is all around us. He made sure that in all of our fretting and daily tasking that we would not forget about His love for us. so we get to enjoy His love daily and without fault as we look to all the things we are surrounded by that He made for us. It is no wonder that Jack explains to Kerry the meaning of Easter through the creation of the lone sand dollar that may seem meaningless to others.

He teaches her that Jesus died for her sins as well as us all. Jack teaches this young cousin the love that was not just a careless love but one that grows deep for her. With this latest newly illustrated timeless classic we can give it as an Easter gift to out little ones that can be passed along throughout generations. A perfect Easter gift!

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author. All opinions are my own. (Posted on 4/4/2017)
Review by Penny
Overall Rating
“The Legend of the Sand Dollar – An Inspirational Story of Hope for Easter” was sent to me by Zonderkidz – a division of Zondervan Publishing – in exchange for my honest review.
“The Legend of the Sand Dollar” is a children’s fiction picture book, written by Chris Auer. The gorgeous illustrations were done by Richard Cowdrey. I love his artwork!
This story is about a little girl, Kerry, who goes to visit her aunt and her cousin, Jack, before Easter. Jack takes her on his boat to a little island where she finds a sand dollar. Jack told Kerry the story of Jesus seen in this little creature’s shell. The holes being the nails and the Roman spear. The Easter lily is etched on one side and the poinsettia on the other, symbolizing Christ’s birth and death. And, inside are little doves symbolizing peace. When they get home, Kerry shares the story with her sister. On the last page of the book it tells a little about the creature, the sand dollar.
I believe I would recommend “The Legend of the Sand Dollar” to any young readers, and those who read to them.

(Posted on 4/1/2017)
Review by April
Overall Rating
Thanks Zondervan for sending me this book for free in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are 100% mine. Easter is coming!!! I love spring and I love celebrating the death and resurrection of my Savior!

"The Legend of the Sand Dollar" is an adorable story that takes a look deeper at a sand dollar and retells the most important story of all... JESUS! I think this story would be the perfect one to share on Easter or put in your child's Easter basket.

This story has been around for a few years however it is newly updated with new art. I loved the cover with the bright sunset colors and of course the beagle puppy they used too.... dog lover here!

The reason I love this story so much is because it takes a tangible item we can see and then retells such a powerful story that it gives you all the good feels when you focus on Jesus's life, death, and resurrection!

Hurry now and get this book now for your Easter Celebrations! Tell me, what are your Easter plans? (Posted on 3/18/2017)
Review by Sally
Overall Rating
Disclaimer: I received this Book from the publisher, Zonderkidz for free to read and review. I was not required to give a favorable review only an honest review. All thoughts and comments in this review are my own.

Eight-year-old Kerry loves the ocean, and every few years she along with her parents and sister, Margaret go to visit Aunt Jane and Cousin Jack who live near the beach.

This year Margaret and Kerry were going alone, which made Kerry very sad. Cousin Jack and Kerry took the boat to the beach where they found a sand dollar. Jack patiently answered all of Kerry’s questions and then explained that even though the sand dollar isn’t real money, it still has value because it tells the greatest story of all—it tells the story of Jesus’ birth and the Easter story.

Once you read this story to your children they will never look at a sand dollar without remember this story.

The illustrations are so vivid and beautiful they are sure to keep even the youngest child turning the pages.

This is a hard-cover book with a beautifully illustrated dust jacket. This is a great bed-time story and would make a great gift for the Easter season.
(Posted on 3/17/2017)

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