The Mitten Tree

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Fulcrum Kids, 1997 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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On a snowy day, Sarah notices that a little boy at the bus stop does not have any mittens. Worried that he couldn't join in the winter fun, Sarah knits mittens for the little boy, placing them on a tree at the bus stop the next day. Each day thereafter, the children look for new mittens, and every day Sarah knits new ones. One morning she covers every branch with bright new mittens for the children. Though she has used up all her yarn, Sarah returns home with a full heart and discovers a wonderful surprise waiting on her porch. Full color.

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User Review  - maxi1 - LibraryThing

One winter day, an elderly lady named Sara noticed a little boy at the bus stop without mittens. A worried Sara knits him a pair of mittens and leaves them on a tree where he will find them. Secretly ... Read full review

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This book is a great example of realistic fiction because it could very well happen in everyday life. A lonely little old lady starts to make mittens for all the children in her town. She is sad ... Read full review


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About the author (1997)

Candace Christiansen grew up in the Hudson River Valley. Educated at the College of Saint Rose and Cornell University, she became interested in weaving and fiber arts while living in South Westerlo, New York, where she raised four children and forty sheep. Elaine Greenstein began making children's books about 15 years ago and is the author and illustrator of the popular Ice Cream Cones for Sale. Currently, she is working on a book about Konrad Lorenz. Greenstein also had stints as a pastry chef and a sculptor. She lives with her husband, Jose, in Brooklyn, New York.

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