The Ice Harbor Mittens

The Ice Harbor Mittens

by Robin Hansen, Jamie Hogan
     
 

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Eleven year-old sternman Josy wants red and gray sawtooth mittens like his lobster boat skipper, but the village knitter, Aunt Ester, makes him old-fashioned compass mittens. When their boat gets lost in a thick fog, however, the old-time mittens hold the key to getting home safe-there might be some magic knitted into them.

Overview

Eleven year-old sternman Josy wants red and gray sawtooth mittens like his lobster boat skipper, but the village knitter, Aunt Ester, makes him old-fashioned compass mittens. When their boat gets lost in a thick fog, however, the old-time mittens hold the key to getting home safe-there might be some magic knitted into them.

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Ice Harbor Mittens .This is truly a magical book with text that would challenge a third grader but should be comfortable for the fifth grade child. The story would be lovely for a knitter to read to their child or grandchild. The illustrations are a wonderful wash of color as the characters play across the pages with whimsical reality. Another wonderful offering that gives folks a little glimpse of the working families that populate the coast of Maine. -Kate Quinn, The Working Waterfront, 12/14/2010

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780892729678
Publisher:
Down East Books
Publication date:
11/01/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
32
File size:
22 MB
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Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Robin Hansen is a folklorist and mitten expert who has written articles on knitting for such publications as Interweave Knits, Knitter’s Magazine, and Vogue Knitting. She searches out traditional patterns and tests, clarifies, and modifies them to make them accessible to today’s knitters. She is the author of Favorite Mittens, a collection of knitting patterns, and of the bestselling children’s book, Sunny’s Mittens, about a young girl who learns to knit traditional mittens. Robin lives with her family in West Bath, Maine.

Jamie Hogan’s illustrations have been included in American Illustration, PRINT Magazine, Graphis, Mother Jones, the Los Angeles Times and the Society of Illustrators. She teaches illustration at Maine College of Art and her first book, Rickshaw Girl, by Mitali Perkins, has won numerous awards, including the Jane Addams Peace Association Honor in 2008. Jamie lives on Peaks Island, Maine.

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