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Written by Carol Hamblet Adams

Illustrated by Linda Clearwater


Carol Hamblet Adams, creator of the popular My Beautiful Broken Shell (more than 170,000 copies sold), now shares with children ages 3-8 a story about finding beauty and value in the way God created us.

Sammy Scallop is popular with everyone at Reef Shellemenatary School...and he just scored the winning run in the big game! Life at sea is smooth sailing until Sammy breaks his shell while rescuing his sister from harm. Now that he's different, even his friends Ollie Octopus, Sally Starfish, and Kelly Cod make fun of him.

But when their beloved teacher Miss Lucy Lobster is stuck in a fisherman's trap, Sammy's smarts and his broken shell are her only chance for freedom. Everyone soon discovers a big lesson--sometimes our imperfections make us perfectly able to do great things!

This heartwarming tale will encourage kids to appreciate others and to view their different abilities as opportunities and gifts from God.



Sammy, the Little Broken Shell

  • Very Good: Possible minor wear and tear on cover, pages, and/or spine; may include name, stamp, or label on inside cover (no writing within text itself)

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