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.
|Edition description:||THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY|
|Product dimensions:||8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.50(d)|
|Lexile:||690L (what's this?)|
|Age Range:||5 - 8 Years|
About the Author
Liz Murphy was born and raised in England and attended the Kingston Art College, where she majored in graphic design. She currently lives with her husband and two sons in Montclair, New Jersey. Liz has illustrated four other picture books for Blue Apple.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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.