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Sam Bangs & Moonshine

by Evaline Ness

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Sam and Bangs live in a fishing community, where her father works with the other men at sea. Prone to telling tale of gross exaggeration, Sam is warned repeatedly by her father not to tell "moonshine" (as he refers to her tales and stories). One day, Sam's father encourages her to go a whole day without indulging in moonshine, and then he's off. While gone, Sam's younger friend Thomas arrives to inquire after her supposed pet of a baby kangaroo. Every day Thomas asks to see the pet, and every day Sam tells him that it just left and where Thomas can go to find it. On this particular day Sam sends the boy to a "cave behind Blue Rock". As Thomas leaves Bangs remarks (as the wise old cat was wont to do) that the tide rises early at Blue Rock that day. Sam doesn't wish to have anything to do with the matter so Bangs goes himself to find Thomas. When the rain begins to fall heavily and neither Thomas nor Bangs return, Sam gets a rude awakening as to the extent to which moonshine can harm the ones she loves.


Samantha (known as Sam) is a fisherman's daughter who dreams rich and lovely dreams--moonshine, her father says. But when her tall stories bring disaster to her friend Thomas and her cat Bangs, Sam learns to distinguish between moonshine and reality. "Sam, Bangs & Moonshine" is the winner of the 1967 Caldecott Medal. Size 0.17" H x 10.0" L x 7.25" W, 48 pages

Additional Information

ISBN 9780805003154
Author Evaline Ness
Age Group 7-12
Book Type paperback

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