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A New Coat for Anna by Harriet Ziefert
From the bookflap: “A fresh and moving story of a mother’s dedication to acquire a coat for her daughter in post-World War II hard times. Anna’s mother decides to trade the few valuables she has left 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. Insightful and informative, this may make children consider how precious the ordinary can become in times of turmoil.”
Author: Harriet Ziefert
The author is also the illustrator.
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A New Coat for Anna
From TeacherViews. (Grades K-6)
From Homeschooling on a Wing and a Prayer blodspot.
Why are we featuring this book?
A New Coat for Anna is a book featured in Five in a Row, a literature-based unit study curriculum. Many families use FIAR for all but the grammar/reading and math, and others use it in conjunction with other resources. Above is information about the author and illustrator, story summaries, and links to lesson plans and websites that are great go-alongs for A New Coat for Anna. Please note that these resources are meant to complement, not replace, the Five in a Row units. The Five in a Row volumes are inexpensive and well worth the investment.