Mischief in the Forest: A Yarn Yarnby Derrick Jensen, Stephanie McMillan (Illustrator)
Old Mrs. Johnson lives alone in the forest and loves to knit sweaters and mittens for her grandchildren in the city. One day, when returning from a visit to the city, her solitude comes to an end when her mischievous forest neighbors reveal themselves in a delightfully colorful fashionsomeone took her yarn. The colorful mystery is solved when the birds/i>
Old Mrs. Johnson lives alone in the forest and loves to knit sweaters and mittens for her grandchildren in the city. One day, when returning from a visit to the city, her solitude comes to an end when her mischievous forest neighbors reveal themselves in a delightfully colorful fashionsomeone took her yarn. The colorful mystery is solved when the birds, rabbits, snakes, trees, and other dwellers of Mrs. Johnson's neighborhood are seen playing with the yarn. Suddenly the forest doesn't seem so lonely, and the visiting grandkids take great delight getting to know its inhabitants. This picture book is a lesson for both young and old to connect with one's surroundings and embrace the role of good neighbors with the rest of the natural world, whether in the city or in the forest.
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Mischief in the Forest
A Yarn Yarn
By Derrick Jensen
PM PressCopyright © 2010 Derrick Jensen and Stephanie McMillan
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Grandma Johnson was happy.
She was happy living alone in her house in the forest.
She was happy having no neighbor.
She was happy sitting alone in her living room knitting sweaters for her grandchildren.
She was happy walking alone to and from the shed where she stored her yarn.
But there was a problem.
Sometimes she felt just a lïttle bit lonely. Not so much that she wasn't happy. But just a little bit.
And so she was very happy as she got ready to go visit her grandchildren, who lived in the city.
She carried her suitcases full of sweaters and mittens.
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Meet the Author
Derrick Jensen is a teacher, an activist, and the author of The Culture of Make Believe, Endgame, and A Language Older Than Words. He lives in Crescent City, California. Stephanie McMillan is an artist, the author of the comic strip Minimum Security found on comics.com, and the coauthor of the graphic novel As the World Burns. She lives in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
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