The Story Blanket by Ferida Wolff, Harriet May Savitz
  

The Story Blanket

Written by Ferida Wolff, Harriet May Savitz

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A beautifully heart-warming story about generosity rewarded with stunning illustrations by the award-winning illustrator Elena Odriozola.

Synopsis

The Story Blanket by Ferida Wolff, Harriet May Savitz

Babba Zarrah has a beautiful woollen sitting blanket, which the children sit on to listen to her stories. When she realises the villagers need new clothes, Babba Zarrah begins to unravel her blanket in secret to make them. But when the villagers discover Babba Zarrah's secret, they decide to give Babba Zarrah a surprise in return.

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...warm-hearted story about caring and sharing. The Guardian This is a beautifully written and illustrated book about the virtues of sharing. The excellent us of language creates a tale that draws you in effortlessly, and simply conveys the importance of thinking of others. The Teacher One of the deepest needs of our society is to touch children's hearts with the value of giving and sharing. The Story Blanket may serve the purpose... The story in ingenious. School Librarian This is a simply told and brightly illustrated book with a seasonally and perennially relevant message about the importance of generosity and gratitude. The way in which the villagers repay Babbah Zarrah for her sacrifice involves a warm and beautiful play of meaning on the idea of sharing yarns. Books for Keeps This is a joyous book with a storyline as rich and warm as its jewel-toned pictures. Carousel

About the Author

Ferida Wolff, Harriet May Savitz

Ferida Wolff worked as a teacher and a journalist before becoming a writer. She lives in the US, and has two grown-up children. Harriet May Savitz had over 24 books published, including picture books and teenage fiction. She lived in the US until her death in 2008.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
32 pages
Interest Age: To 5

Author

Ferida Wolff, Harriet May Savitz
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Publisher

Andersen Press Ltd

Publication date

2nd October 2008

ISBN

9781842706947

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Publisher Profile

Andersen Press Ltd is an imprint of Andersen Press

logo Andersen Press is one of the leading independent children’s publishers, publishing some of the biggest names in the world of children's books including the much-loved picture book characters the Little Princess and Elmer the patchwork elephant. Andersen Press is the home of many award-winning authors and illustrators including Melvin Burgess, Rebecca Stead, Satoshi Kitamura, Tony Ross, David McKee, Chris Judge and Jeanne Willis. Founded in 1976 by Klaus Flugge it won the Bologna Best Children’s Publisher prize in the European Category in 2016, the company’s 40th anniversary year.

Publisher's Website

www.andersenpress.co.uk


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