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Extra Yarn

Category: Book
By (author): Barnett, Mac
Illustrated By: Klassen, Jon
Series: E. B. White Read-aloud Award. Picture Books
Subject:  JUVENILE FICTION / General
  JUVENILE FICTION / Girls & Women
  JUVENILE FICTION / Sports & Recreation / General
  JUVENILE FICTION / Toys, Dolls & Puppets
Audience: children/juvenile
Awards: Kirkus Reviews Best Children’s Book Best Books of the Month
School Library Journal Best Book
IndieBound Indie Next List Top Ten Pick
ALA Booklist Editors’ Choice
Boston Globe–Horn Book Award Best Books of the Year
E. B. White Read-Aloud Book Award
Caldecott Honor Book
Publisher: HarperCollins
Published: January 2012
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 40
Size: 8.50in x 10.00in x 0.25in
Our Price:
$ 21.99
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Additional Notes

From The Publisher*

Extra Yarn, a Caldecott Honor Book, Boston Globe-Horn Book Award winner, and a New York Times bestseller, is the story of how a young girl and her box of magical yarn transform a community.

With spare, gently humorous illustrations and a palette that moves from black-and-white to a range of color, this modern fairy tale has the feel of a new classic.

Extra Yarn is written by Mac Barnett and illustrated by Jon Klassen, who also won a Caldecott Medal for This Is Not My Hat.

Supports the Common Core State Standards.

Review Quote*"There's nothing to say but-perfect."
Review Quote*"Understated illustrations and prose seamlessly construct an enchanting and mysterious tale."
Review Quote*"Klassen's deadpan, stylized illustrations impeccably complement Barnett's quirky droll writing."
Review Quote*"Klassen's pacing, especially the mostly wordless sequence when the box floats back to Annabelle on a triangle of an iceberg, 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 Quote*"Reading like a droll fairy tale, this Barnett-Klassen collaboration is both seamless and magical. The spare, elegant text and art are also infused with plenty of deadpan humor. Quirky and wonderful, this story quietly celebrates a child's ingenuity and her ability to change the world around her."
Biographical Note

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.