Charlie Needs a Cloak

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Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, Dec 1, 1973 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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A shepherd shears his sheep, cards and spins the wool, weaves and dyes the cloth, and sews a beautiful new red cloak. Copyright Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

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User Review  - mlucas09 - LibraryThing

Summary: In this story, Charlie, the main character , needed a new cloak, so he sheered the sheep, dyed it red, and made a new cloak. The story tells the process of how to make something out of wool ... Read full review

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User Review  - matthewbloome - LibraryThing

This book was very primary and for its purpose, it serves. As one of my favorites, it doesn't even register. It was okay, not great, but it does invite dscussion at the end since so few students can identify with the process of making your own goods rather than buying them at a store. Read full review

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About the author (1973)

Tomie dePaola is one of the most popular children’s book authors and illustrators of our time. His humor, insight, and gentle art delight readers. A Newbery Honoree, he has written and illustrated a number of books for Simon & Schuster, including Caldecott Honor book Strega Nona as well as Andy, That’s My Name; Watch Out for the Chicken Feet in Your Soup; and Charlie Needs a Cloak. A native of Connecticut, Mr. dePaola studied at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, and now lives in New London, New Hampshire.

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