A New Coat for Anna   -     By: Harriet Ziefert
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A New Coat for Anna

Random House / 1988 / Paperback

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A moving picture book, A New Coat for Anna follows Anna and her mother as they try to get Anna a new wool coat post-World War II. Anna's mother goes through the village, trading her valuables for the services of a spinner, a weaver, and a tailor. With brilliant pictures that capture the aura of the era, as well as the colors that go into making something beautiful in a dark time, this heartwarming book will make children consider how precious the ordinary can be in times of difficulty.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 40
Vendor: Random House
Publication Date: 1988
ISBN: 0394898613
ISBN-13: 9780394898612
Ages: 4-8

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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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    Age: 35-44
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    Good book!
    December 10, 2013
    SueD
    Ontario, Canada
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
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    This is a well written story about the hardships faced after war and the determination of one mother to supply her child with all she needs. It leads to much discussion with your child after reading it. It is a very enjoyable read. I purchased it for my 8 year old daughter and she is also doing a book study with it. She really liked the book too.
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    This book was picked by our homeschool group, and we loved it, there was alot of creative projects that we were able to do to go with the book. my daughter loved it.
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