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  - 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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User Review  - JNino - LibraryThing

Charlie is due for a new cloak. This story follows Charlie as he makes a new cloak. Great for sequencing, and to explain the process of what it takes to make fabric. 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 and the recipient of the 2011 Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, among other lifetime achievement awards. A Newbery Honor winner, he has written and illustrated a number of books for Simon & Schuster, including Caldecott Honor book Strega Nona, as well as Oliver Button Is a SissyCharlie Needs a CloakMichael Bird-Boy, and Andy, That’s My Name. A native of Connecticut, Mr. dePaola studied at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, and now lives in New London, New Hampshire. Visit him online at and

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