The Legend of the Sand Dollar

The Legend of the Sand Dollar

The Legend Of The Sand Dollar

Chris Auer & Rick Johnson

Zondervan Publishing House

5300 Patterson Avenue, S.E., Grand Rapids, MI 49530

0310707803 $15.99 www.zonderkidz.com

Illustrated with a superb elegance of grace and form by Rick Johnson, The Legend Of The Sand Dollar: An Inspirational Story Of Hope For Easter by Chris Auer is the story of an eight-year-old girl who learns the story of Easter in the sand dollar. The five holes in the sand dollar shell (only dead sand dollars wash up on beaches, and live sand dollars shouldn’t be collected, the author notes in the very back of the book) symbolize the nails and the spear that pierced Jesus Christ, who died for humanity’s sins. And when the sand dollar is broken, there appear five white particles representing doves and their promise of new life–the promise of Easter. A tender and heartwarming story of renewal.

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