A New Coat for Anna

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Dragonfly Books/Alfred A. Knopf, 1986 - Barter - 32 pages
4 Reviews
"A fresh and moving story of a mother's dedication to acquire a coat for her daughter in post WWII hard times. Anna's mother decides to trade the few valuables she has 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".--Booklist. ALA Notable Children's Book.

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User Review  - Whisper1 - LibraryThing

A small book, packing a lot of power. Set in post WWII, it is obvious that people are financially struggling. Anna lives with her father. While it isn't mentioned, the reader wonders if perhaps her ... Read full review

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User Review  - SueD - Christianbook.com

This is a well written story about the hardships faced after war and the determination of one mother to supply her child with all she needs. It leads to much discussion with your child after reading ... Read full review

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About the author (1986)

Harriet Ziefert draws on a true story told to her by Santiago Cohen for the text of this Christmas tale. This is her first picture book collaboration with him, though they know each other from their many years in neighboring New Jersey towns.

Anita Lobel's name is synonymous with the best in childr

Anita Lobel's name is synonymous with the best in children's literature. She is the creator of such classics as "Alien's literature. She is the creator of such classics as "Alison's Zinnia" and "Away from Home", and she received a Caldeson's Zinnia" and "Away from Home", and she received a Caldecott Honor for her illustrations in "On Market Street". She cott Honor for her illustrations in "On Market Street". She is the creator of two books about her cat, Nini, "One Lighthis the creator of two books about her cat, Nini, "One Lighthouse, One Moon" (a "New York Times" Best Illustrated Book), ouse, One Moon" (a "New York Times" Best Illustrated Book), and "Nini Here and There". Her childhood memoir, "No Pretty and "Nini Here and There". Her childhood memoir, "No Pretty Pictures: A Child of War", was a finalist for the National BPictures: A Child of War", was a finalist for the National Book Award. Anita Lobel lives in New York City. ook Award. Anita Lobel lives in New York City.

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