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A New Coat for Anna (Dragonfly Books)

 
 
 
 
A New Coat for Anna (Dragonfly Books)
Author: Harriet Ziefert
ISBN 13: 9780394898612
ISBN 10: 394898613
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: Dragonfly Books
Publication Date: 1988-05-12
Format: Paperback
Pages: 40
List Price: $7.99
 
 

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.  

Publishers Weekly

A rebuilding of the country after war and the gradual attainment of a much-needed new coat are deftly woven themes, luminously portrayed by Lobel. Ages 4-8. (April)