Extra Yarn   -     By: Mac Barnett
    Illustrated By: Jon Klassen
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Extra Yarn

Illustrated By: Jon Klassen
Balzer + Bray / 2012 / Hardcover

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When a little girl discovers a box filled with yarn, she knits a sweater for herself and her dog . . . but as the yarn doesn't seem to run out, she ends up making sweaters for all her friends, family, pets, animals---pretty much everything in town! When a rich archduke steals her special box, what will he discover inside?

Product Information

Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 36
Vendor: Balzer + Bray
Publication Date: 2012
Dimensions: 9 X 10 (inches)
ISBN-13: 9780061953385
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Ages: 4-8

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Publisher's Description

Extra Yarn, a Caldecott Honor Book, Boston Globe-Horn Book Award winner, and a New York Times bestseller, is the story of how a young girl and her box of magical yarn transform a community.

With spare, gently humorous illustrations and a palette that moves from black-and-white to a range of color, this modern fairy tale has the feel of a new classic.

Extra Yarn is written by Mac Barnett and illustrated by Jon Klassen, who also won a Caldecott Medal for This Is Not My Hat.

Supports the Common Core State Standards.

Author Bio

Mac Barnett is the author of several picture books, including Billy Twitters and His Blue Whale Problem, Guess Again!, and Oh No!: Or How My Science Project Destroyed the World. He also writes the Brixton Brothers series of mysteries. Mac is the founder of the Echo Park Time Travel Mart, a convenience store for time travelers, and serves on the board of 826LA, a nonprofit writing and tutoring center.

Jon Klassen grew up in Niagara Falls, Canada, and now lives in Los Angeles, California. He is the author and illustrator of I Want My Hat Back, as well as the illustrator of Cats’ Night Out by Caroline Stutson, Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett, and the other books in the Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place series. He also created concept art for Coraline, the stop-motion animated film based on the book by Neil Gaiman.

Editorial Reviews

“There’s nothing to say but—perfect.”
“Understated illustrations and prose seamlessly construct an enchanting and mysterious tale.”
“Klassen’s deadpan, stylized illustrations impeccably complement Barnett’s quirky droll writing.”
“Klassen’s pacing, especially the mostly wordless sequence when the box floats back to Annabelle on a triangle of an iceberg, is impeccable. The final spread, all light and yarn-covered tree limbs, brings Barnett’s clever, quiet yarn full circle, to a little girl and a town, now colorful and happy.”
“Reading like a droll fairy tale, this Barnett-Klassen collaboration is both seamless and magical. The spare, elegant text and art are also infused with plenty of deadpan humor. Quirky and wonderful, this story quietly celebrates a child’s ingenuity and her ability to change the world around her.”

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