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"Not since the classic Blueberries for Sal has there been such a charming picture book about blueberries. Zerbetz's linocuts are fascinating, bold and colorful with unusual wit and charm."

—Tampa Tribune-Times

Blueberry Shoe


Writer: Ann Dixon
Illustrator: Evon Zerbetz
Softcover $12.99
Published by Alaska Northwest Books, 1999


One summer, somewhere between the top of Ptarmagin Mountain and the bottom, Baby lost his shoe. First vole turns the small red sneaker into a nest, then a mother fox plays with it, and finally a bear suspects it may be a tasty morsel. Each animal alters the shoe, then loses it, with a simple refrain tying the losses together. The following summer, the shoe returns full circle to its original owner with a surprise ending.

"The artwork is delicious." —Bookviews


National Outdoor Book Award 2000 - Children's Category Bookbuilders West 2000 Award - Juvenile Book Interiors


"As comforting as a warm blueberry cobbler." —Publishers Weekly

"An elegant picture book." —Kirkus Reviews



About the Author.

Ann Dixon lives, writes, and picks blueberries with her husband and two daughters in Homer, Alaska. She picks wild cranberries, and strawberries and raspberries from her own garden. She taught her dog, who loves raspberries, to pick them himself. This was a mistake. You may reach her at

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