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  • Published: New York : Putnam, 1989.
  • Year Published: 1989
  • Description: [32] p. : col. ill. ; 22 x 27 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

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  • Lexile: 800

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  • 039921920X :

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The mitten : a Ukrainian folktale

by Brett, Jan, 1949- .

There are currently 9 available

Where To Find It

Call number: J 398.209477 Br, R Story Shelf J 398.2 Br

Available Copies: Downtown Youth, Malletts Youth, Pittsfield Youth, Traverwood Youth, West Youth

Additional Details

Youth level.

Several animals sleep snugly in Nicki's lost mitten until the bear sneezes.

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How much can one mitten stretch??

Jan Brett's wonderful art adds humor to this adaptation of a Ukrainian folk tale. As you read it aloud to your child, point out how the illustrations along the edges show what Nicki is doing during the story, and also foreshadow what will happen on the next page (up until the explosive climax, which is rather hard to predict if you aren't familiar with the convention of this tale). Help them learn to predict what will happen next!

good book

This is a wonderfully typical Jan Brett creation containing beautiful, colorful, detailed illustrations and a delightful story line. Jan takes advantage of Ukrainian folklore for the story. I recommend this book.

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