Mitten : An Old Ukrainian Folktale

( 4 )

Overview

Deep in the woods on the coldest day of winter a little boy drops his mitten. And that lost mitten stretches and stretches -- and stretches -- to provide shelter for many woodland creatures. A Ukrainian folk tale.
Read More Show Less
... See more details below
Paperback (REV)
$6.99
BN.com price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (24) from $1.99   
  • New (11) from $3.66   
  • Used (13) from $1.99   
Note: Kids' Club Eligible. See More Details.
Sending request ...

Overview

Deep in the woods on the coldest day of winter a little boy drops his mitten. And that lost mitten stretches and stretches -- and stretches -- to provide shelter for many woodland creatures. A Ukrainian folk tale.
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From Barnes & Noble
A little boy, gathering kindling in the snow doesn't notice when his furry mitten falls off. A mouse finds the mitten and decides to make it a cozy home. Just as the mouse gets comfortable, other forest dwellers, including a big brown bear, ask to squeeze in. Alas, when a little cricket wants in too, the mitten finally bursts, and the animals tumble out onto the snow. The animals' clothing reflects the Ukrainian origin of the story.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780688092382
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/28/1989
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 40
  • Sales rank: 232,435
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 9.87 (h) x 0.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Henri Sorensen lives in Denmark.
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 5
( 4 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(3)

4 Star

(1)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 4 Customer Reviews
  • Posted January 25, 2014

    This is a good book for reading aloud to young children, as I us

    This is a good book for reading aloud to young children, as I used to do when I was a children's librarian in New York City.  There is plenty of suspense: what will happen as more and more animals crowd into the little mitten?  The brightly colorful pictures are easily seen from a distance and are well suited for displays. You can read this in any season or to celebrate a snowy day!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2005

    A Captivating Tale

    The Mitten is a colorful, entrancing, and amusing tale of a lost mitten and the delightful adventures it goes through. Narrated by a young child relating the tale of his grandfather¿s lost mitten, The Mitten begins and ends on a rather mysterious note. The simple but appealing illustrations and jacket design display a color preference that draws the eye towards the central object on each page, and the straightforward plot includes simple vocabulary, causing the book to be appropriate for young readers. The book starts out with a child collecting firewood for his grandmother who happens to be knitting him a new pair of mittens. As he heads home, one of his mittens slips unnoticed off his tiny hand into a snowdrift. Animals begin to nestle in the lining of the worn mitten for warmth. The animals increase in size and proportion until a mighty bear decides to squeeze into the already filled mitten. With great difficulty, he wedges himself in and at that moment, an old cricket comes along. She places no more than one foot in the mitten when it explodes. When the young boy comes back to collect his mitten, he is confused at why it consists of several ragged pieces. Shrugging, he picks up the pieces and heads home to where a newly knitted pair of mittens awaits him. Suitable for grades K-3, The Mitten fits the various age levels in a few different ways. Kindergarteners and first graders will giggle at the idea of so many animals fitting into such a small place. The mental picture of the explosion of the mitten might also be thrilling to this age level; children typically love loud bangs and detonations. Older and more mature readers will start to digest the message of the book - friendship and generosity. Although the message subconsciously sinks in for infantile booklovers, older readers may start to relate the message to themselves and the world around them. The second and third graders may actually learn more from this book, for they not only understand the moral but also can practice their reading skills by reading it aloud to a parent or older child.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted December 9, 2003

    A perfect story.

    This book is amazing and fun, and great for children of all ages. Years ago (more than I'd like to recall) when I was in kindergarten, we read this story and the teacher had the students engage in an activity afterward in which we all brought in our own mitten to leave outside and see if any forest creatures should happen by. I couldn't get enough of this book as a child, nor today.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 4 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)