Illus. in full color. "A fresh and moving story of a mother’s dedication to acquire a coat for her daughter in post-World War II hard times. Anna’s mother decides to trade the few valuables she has left for wool and for the services of a spinner, a weaver, and a tailor. Lobel’s pictures do a tremendous job of evoking the period. Insightful and informative, this may make children consider how precious the ordinary can become in times of turmoil."–(starred) Booklist.
ALA Notable Children’s BooksWINNER 1986
Booklist Books for Youth Editors’ ChoiceWINNER 1986
About Harriet Ziefert
Harriet Ziefert was born in New Jersey. She grew up in North Bergen, New Jersey, where she attended the local schools. She graduated from Smith College, then received a Masters degree in Education from New York University.For many years, Ziefert… More about Harriet Ziefert