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This looks like an ordinary box full of ordinary yarn.

But it turns out it isn’t.

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"Understated illustrations and prose seamlessly construct an enchanting and mysterious tale about a girl named Annabelle, who lives in a world 'where everywhere you looked was either the white of snow or the black of soot from chimneys.' After Annabelle finds a box filled with yarn of every color, she immediately sets out to knit sweaters for everyone she knows. Barnett's (Mustache!) story is both fairy tale lean and slyly witty. No matter how many sweaters Annabelle knits, the box always has 'extra yarn' for another project, until the entire town is covered with angled stitches in muted, variegated colors — people, animals, and buildings alike. (Fans of Klassen's I Want My Hat Back may suspect that a few of the animals from that story have wandered into this one.) A villainous archduke offers to buy the box, but Annabelle refuses. He steals it, but finds it contains no yarn at all, and with the help of just a bit more magic, it finds its way back to Annabelle. Barnett wisely leaves the box's magic a mystery, keeping the focus on Annabelle's creativity, generosity, and determination. Ages 4 – 8." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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"There's nothing to say but — perfect." Lane Smith, New York Times bestselling author of It's a Book

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"Quirky and wonderful, this story quietly celebrates a child's ingenuity and her ability to change the world around her." Booklist (Starred Review)

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"Klassen's deadpan, stylized illustrations impeccably complement Barnett's quirky droll writing." School Library Journal (Starred Review)

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"Klassen's pacing...is impeccable. The final spread, all light and yarn-covered tree limbs, brings Barnett's clever, quiet yarn full circle, to a little girl and a town, now colorful and happy." The Horn Book Magazine (Starred Review)

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"Possesses the qualities of the old-fashioned magical realism that you find in the most enduring nursery books." The Wall Street Journal

About the Author

Mac Barnett is the author of several picture books, including Billy Twitters and His Blue Whale Problem, Guess Again!, and Oh No!: Or How My Science Project Destroyed the World. He also writes the Brixton Brothers series of mysteries. Mac is the founder of the Echo Park Time Travel Mart, a convenience store for time travelers, and serves on the board of 826LA, a nonprofit writing and tutoring center.

Jon Klassen grew up in Niagara Falls, Canada, and now lives in Los Angeles, California. He is the author and illustrator of I Want My Hat Back, as well as the illustrator of Cats' Night Out by Caroline Stutson, Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett, and the other books in the Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place series. He also created concept art for Coraline, the stop-motion animated film based on the book by Neil Gaiman.

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Emma Peabody, May 29, 2012 (view all comments by Emma Peabody)
Beautiful, charming illustrations and a good story with themes of creativity, generosity, and happiness. Recommended!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780061953385
Author:
Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen
Publisher:
Balzer + Bray
Illustrator:
Klassen, Jon
Author:
Barnett, Mac
Subject:
General
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20120117
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from P up to 3
Language:
English
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
8.5 x 10 x 0.25 in 17.78 oz
Age Level:
from 4 up to 8

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Understated illustrations and prose seamlessly construct an enchanting and mysterious tale about a girl named Annabelle, who lives in a world 'where everywhere you looked was either the white of snow or the black of soot from chimneys.' After Annabelle finds a box filled with yarn of every color, she immediately sets out to knit sweaters for everyone she knows. Barnett's (Mustache!) story is both fairy tale lean and slyly witty. No matter how many sweaters Annabelle knits, the box always has 'extra yarn' for another project, until the entire town is covered with angled stitches in muted, variegated colors — people, animals, and buildings alike. (Fans of Klassen's I Want My Hat Back may suspect that a few of the animals from that story have wandered into this one.) A villainous archduke offers to buy the box, but Annabelle refuses. He steals it, but finds it contains no yarn at all, and with the help of just a bit more magic, it finds its way back to Annabelle. Barnett wisely leaves the box's magic a mystery, keeping the focus on Annabelle's creativity, generosity, and determination. Ages 4 – 8." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Review" by , "There's nothing to say but — perfect."
"Review" by , "Quirky and wonderful, this story quietly celebrates a child's ingenuity and her ability to change the world around her."
"Review" by , "Klassen's deadpan, stylized illustrations impeccably complement Barnett's quirky droll writing."
"Review" by , "Klassen's pacing...is impeccable. The final spread, all light and yarn-covered tree limbs, brings Barnett's clever, quiet yarn full circle, to a little girl and a town, now colorful and happy."
"Review" by , "Possesses the qualities of the old-fashioned magical realism that you find in the most enduring nursery books."
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