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.
|Publisher:||Random House Children's Books|
|Product dimensions:||7.88(w) x 9.88(h) x 0.15(d)|
|Age Range:||5 - 8 Years|
About the Author
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.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is the story of a young girl who needs a new coat, but her mother doesn¿t have the money to purchase one. Mom decides to barter for the resources and craftsmen to complete the garment. The illustrations are vivid and realistic. It may be too wordy for some children and it makes for a great read aloud. Teaching ideas include economics (goods and services, bartering, natural and capital resources)
I would use this book as a valuable lesson on faith, and determination and about chidrens lives in ww2. I rooted for ana all the way and I feel like an elementary child would like this book
Based on a true story, this is a delightful book. Young readers (and listeners) will learn where a wool coat comes from/how it's made. They can also learn about perseverance, community, love and sacrifice. But children won't notice the lessons being learned. What they will love it that Anna finally gets her coat and Lobel's delightful pictures... and maybe the thought of smiling sheep.
a new coat for ana tells of the story of a young girl named ana. after the war ended, her mother promised her a new coat b/c the blue coat she had was too small. they went through so much to get her a new coat. they traded many valuable items. this story inspires children to be thankful for what they have.
I think the story was beautiful. I would never have guessed it was in WWII. I really wish I had another book like that. I hope other people think it is beautiful, too. I felt happy to read that book.