Tuesday, March 11, 2008
The General Store
A spread from Sam Bennett's New Shoes.
Sam finally gets to go to town with Papa. The General Store has all sorts of things that he has never seen! (This is scanned from the artwork, which is why there is white space on the left-hand side for type.)
"The general store had barrels of goods. There were bolts of fabric from other lands and licorice sticks and spinning tops and a fruit that Sam had never seen, called an orange. Papa bought a sack of flour and one of tea. He bought a piece of loaf sugar, wrapped in paper, and a packet of marigold seeds for Mama. There were even some shiny glass marbles for Sam's brothers."