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Warm As Wool

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Warm as Wool by Scott Russell Sanders

Betsy Ward's three children are cold. It is 1803, and they have traveled by covered wagon to the dark woods of Ohio. After the family shivers through the icy first winter in a drafty log cabin, Betsy is determined to get wool to make warm clothing for the children. She seizes upon a chance to buy eight bedraggled sheep. But it's harder than she expected to raise sheep on the frontier. Will Betsy be able to keep her sheep alive? Scott Russell Sanders tells the dramatic story of a pioneer mother's struggle to provide for her family.

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Author: Scott Russell Sanders

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Illustrator: Helen Cogancherry

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📂 Units, Activities, and Resources for Warm as Wool

Warm as Wool Lapbook
Free from Aussie Pumpkin Patch

Rowing Warm as Wool: Schooltime Snippets

Craft Stick Log Cabin Project Instructions
Detailed instructions and photos to make a log cabin made of craft sticks

Why are we featuring this book?

Warm as Wool 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 Warm as Wool. 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.

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