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Sky-Blue Boots

Story Stats

Rating: 5
Grade Level: 3, 4, 5
Page count: 6



Appeared in

Orbit Magazine, July-Aug 2017

Story Summary

Young Caitlin loves to dance but has danced her shoes down to nothing. Though she and her mother are poor, her mother sends her to town with enough money for a modest pair of new shoes. Then the fairy tale begins, when upon the road she is generous to a man who gives her magic shoes which take her to an elegant shoe shop where she is befriended by a young princess, Caitlin gets the sky-blue boots of her desire and the mean proprietor gets his comeuppance. As always this author's love of traditional tales comes shining through.