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The author of the book: Harriet Ziefert
Edition: Turtleback Books
Date of issue: May 12th 1988
ISBN 13: 9780606038706
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 430 KB
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This was based on a true story, during the aftermath of WWll in the Netherlands, about a mother's love and sacrifice for her daughter during a time when people had no money to spend.
Such a lovely story. A young girl named Anna has grown out of her coat and her mother finds a way to provide her with a new one by Christmas. She barters.
She takes one of her own treasures to a farmer to buy the wool, another to a spinner who spins it into yarn, and then another of her treasures goes to a weaver, and last of all one to a tailor who makes it into a coat. At Christmas she bakes a cake and invites them all to come for a party on Christmas Eve.
Note: When I read this I remembered how I always wanted a red coat, because I had seen a picture of a young girl wearing one at Christmas time. A few years ago I bought myself one, but I felt too conspicuous in it, so I gave it away to someone who needed one and got myself a tan trench coat. Now I still book conspicuous but more like a spy.
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Read information about the authorHarriet Ziefert grew up in North Bergen, New Jersey, where she attended the local schools. She graduated from Smith College, then received a Masters degree in Education from New York University.
For many years, Ziefert was an elementary school teacher. She taught most grades from kindergarten to fifth grade. "I liked it," she said, but she stopped teaching when she had her own sons. When her children were older, Ziefert wanted "a bigger arena" for her work. She went to work at a publishing company, Scholastic in New York City, developing materials for teacher's guides for kindergarten language arts and social studies programs.
"About twelve years ago," says Ziefert in a 1995 interview, "I tried to get a job as an editor, but no one would hire me as a trade editor. So I decided to write my own books." Since then, she has written several hundred books, mostly picture books and easy-to-read books. "I write books very quickly," she says, "in about twelve hours. I rewrite them three times over three days, and then they're done." She writes about twenty books a year.
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