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Sophie's Masterpiece: A Spider's Tale Paperback – May 1, 2004
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The story concerns a spider named Sophie. Sophie doesn't just spin a web--she weaves extraordinary works of art. Everyone who knows her is in awe of her talents.
She strikes off on her own to a drab little boarding house where she takes up residence and weaves her wonderful webs--but none of the people there care for her webs--or for her, for that matter. Except for a boarder who is expecting a child. She welcomes Sophie into her room and as she knits clothes for the baby Sophie, now old and frail, weaves a special baby gift of her own.
Warm and touching without being maudlin, Sophie's Masterpiece is a kind and loving story with extraordinary illustrations the dazzle on their own yet blend perfectly with the tale.
I have given this book as a gift to many children and am told time after time that it soon ranks as those kids favorite book.
Sophie's Masterpiece is a masterpiece, indeed!
This is a wonderful lesson/story for all. I also found it ironic that the woman that is so kind to Sophie actually feels like Sophie although (unwanted) it does not go into that in the book. That is just me reading into the story for adult depth in a children's book.
Great story about kindness, love, and life. My kids have read this book over and over. I recommend for all ages!
The illustrations are nice, even if the spider is a little silly with her 8 multi-color socks. The picture of the mother with her baby in a bassinet by her bed is sweet, as the mother sleeps with her hand on her baby. I can only imagine that soon the little one will be snuggled in bed with her mama and they will both be wrapped in the blanket made by the caring spider.
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Loved this story. My mother is a weaver and I bought it for her to read to her grandchildren.Published 2 months ago by Amanda D.
I love Eileen Spinelli!! I first read Someday and loved her writing so much that I ordered 6 of her other stories. Read morePublished 3 months ago by burtsbeeschic
Very nice story, but the pages in this particular book are coming out of the binding.Published 5 months ago by Kathy J. Perry
I have built an extensive library for my two children over the years...I can honestly say that this book remains my absolute favorite and the one that brings me to tears every time... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Madelyn M. Decollibus
One of my all-time favorite books, as beautiful in words as it is in its illustrations. I cannot help but cry every single time I read it as I want so much for my daughter, my... Read morePublished 18 months ago by allarminda
This book is one of the rare treasures of children's fiction, I recommend it for children of any age.Published 20 months ago by Barbara J. Hassan