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Shovelful of Sunshine

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Shovelful of Sunshine
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Meggie Gwinn loves dreaming about faraway places, but one day her dreams are gone. With the help of her coal miner daddy, Meggie learns of all the Gwinn dreams that have come true and the family message that would triumph over danger and darkness.

Generations of families have endured sacrifice and hardship in hopes they may leave a better world for their children and grandchildren. From letters written by coal miners, author Stacie Vaughn Hutton writes a story of hope and inspiration by showing how a young girl copes with her father’s job as a coal miner. Illustrated by renowned children’s book illustrator, Cheryl Harness, this book will be a family treasure for years to come.


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Gold Mom's Choice Award--Best in Children's Motivational/Inspirational Books Gold Moonbeam Children's Book Award Indie Book Award Finalist Best Juvenile Fiction International Book Award Finalist Best Children’s Book: Mind/Body/Spirit Hollywood Book Festival Honorable Mention-Best Children’s Book

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Pages: 32
Reading Level: Intermediate (6 to 9)
Language: English
ISBN: 9780938467397
Categories: Educational, Family & Friends, Girls
Features: Illustrations
Keywords: coal miners, immigrants, family, appalachia, emotions
Date Added: May 15, 2013
Mom's Choice Children's Book Award
The Next Generation Indie Book Awards Children's Book Award
International Book Awards Children Book Award
Gold Moonbeam Children's Book Award
by Stacie Vaughn Hutton illustrated by Cheryl Harness This book was inspired by letters written by coal miners For my mother Sherry Im so proud to be your daughter SVH To VBJ and VG in memory of WW CH Shovelful of Sunshine by Stacie Vaughn Hutton illustrated by Cheryl Harness copyright Stacie Vaughn Hutton All rights reserved No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any other form or for any means electronic or mechanical including photocopy recording or any information storage system without written permission from Headline Books To order additional copies of this book for book publishing information or to contact the author Headline Books Inc PO Box Terra Alta WV  wwwHeadlineKidscom wwwStacieVHuttoncom Tel Email mybookheadlinebookscom Headline Kids is an imprint of Headline Books ISBN13 Library of Congress Control Number  P R I N T E D I N T H E U N I T E D S T A T E S O F A M E R I C A Foreword As the proud son of a former West Virginia coal miner Stacie Vaughn Huttons Shovelful of Sunshine really hit home for me This wonderful childrens book with vivid illustrations from Cheryl Harness really captures what its like in the coalfieldsthe pride of the miners in their work and their families the fears of those families for the safety of the miners and much like my own story the dreams they all share of a bright future ahead Im so grateful to personally know so many coal miners and families of miners they truly are the most humble gracious and hard working folks anywhere Shovelful of Sunshine will give you a glimpse into the lives of these wonderful people that Im so thankful to call my friends Landau Eugene Murphy Jr recording artist and Season Six winner of Americas Got Talent on NBC Television Hey Meggie Gwinn Lets go play by Mill Creek and pretend its the ocean Callie calls to me from the schoolyard No I say Itll be like the faraway places you always dream about she says  I dont feel like it okay I take off running leaving my friend