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)
Harriet Ziefert is the author of hundreds of children's books and the publisher of Blue Apple Books in Maplewood, New Jersey. Her books include the bestelling Sleepy Dog in the Step Into Reading series and the acclaimed A New Coat for Anna, a story of the devotion between a mother and daughter during hard times after World War II.