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A New Coat for Anna (Dragonfly Books) Paperback – May 12, 1988
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From 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.
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.
From the Inside Flap
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.
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My granddaughters are interested in the process and my craft, so I purchased this book to help them further understand and appreciate why I make things, just for them. Children love to feel different textures, naturally love animals, like special presents made for them by loving grandparents and hopefully, will not have to be in those same circumstances as Anna and her mother (post war).
This book is beautifully illustrated in soft, natural colors (no neon) and the pictures relate well to the story being told.
It's a special book, a touching book.