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Product details

  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Fulcrum Inc.,US (1 Oct. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 155591733X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1555917333
  • Product Dimensions: 25.4 x 0.5 x 21.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,197,310 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Candace Christiansen grew up in the Hudson River Valley. Educated at the College of Saint Rose and Cornell University, she became interested in weaving and fiber arts while living in South Westerlo, New York, where she raised four children and forty sheep. Elaine Greenstein began making children's books about 15 years ago and is the author and illustrator of the popular Ice Cream Cones for Sale. Currently, she is working on a book about Konrad Lorenz. Greenstein also had stints as a pastry chef and a sculptor. She lives with her husband, Jose, in Brooklyn, New York.

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Lovely story. The book arrived in good time, and on good condition. Thank you
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Amazon.com: HASH(0x87b9fae0) out of 5 stars 23 reviews
12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x87c23678) out of 5 stars Practicing Kindness 16 Jan. 2002
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
An old woman watches the neighborhood children at play, but one child has no mittens to keep hands protected from winter's chill. The woman sits down and begins to solve the problem. After finishing one pair, she keeps knitting until she can secretly fill a tree with mittens. She in turn receives a surprise. This book is great for teaching kindness and compassion. After reading this book, a kindergarten class had a visitor come to demonstrate knitting. As she knit a pink pair of mittens, a boy sidled up to her and asked, "Do you have blue wool, too?"
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x88a5cbd0) out of 5 stars Great book for a school party activity! 18 Dec. 2013
By C. Brown - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I absolutely adore this book. Use it at a class holiday party to shift the focus to giving from getting. My favorite activity follows:
1. Prepare a gift bag with two pair of mittens or gloves and a note (see step 4)
2. Have the kids sit in a circle
3. Read the book aloud and instruct the kids to pass the gift bag every time they hear the word "mitten" (it's used a LOT, so this turns into a fun game)
4. The person left holding the bag "wins." They open the bag to discover the mittens and a note that reads "You've found the mittens - in fact, two pair! One is to keep, the other is to share."

Enjoy!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x88a7c92c) out of 5 stars A Must Read to a child book 3 July 2008
By T. Crossman - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
I am a mittenlady. I knit mittens. I have read this book to over 3,000 children. If you have a knitter in your community, have them read and demonstrate, every teacher should have this book on their shelf. I wouldn't be without it. It is by far my favorite childrens book
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x88348c9c) out of 5 stars Positive Message 18 July 2010
By DeeDee Fox - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
The Mitten Tree is the story of a lonely old woman whose children have all grown. One day she notices a young boy who doesn't have any warm mittens. She knits some mittens for him, and places them on a tree near his bus-stop where he can find them. She never tells anyone about the mittens, and eventually she begins knitting for all the kids at the bus stop. Eventually, her supply of yarn is depleted. Then, one day she finds a basket full of yarn at her doorstep. From that day forward, she continues to knit for all the children.

The message in this story is clear. A lonely woman's heart becomes full when she performs an anonymous act of kindness for someone in need.

DeeDee Fox, author and illustrator, The Ruby Red Slippers
HASH(0x87c23b34) out of 5 stars A lovely, charming tale of goodwill 23 Feb. 2010
By Midwest Book Review - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
"The Mitten Tree" is a beautiful book about a woman named Sarah who notices a little boy in need of mittens waiting for the bus. She decides to knit him warm mittens so he can participate in the fun and joy of winter. This leads to a branching out of mitten projects which uses up all her colorful yarn, but leaves her "with a full heart." The miracle of "The Mitten Tree" comes when Sarah's gift returns to her in the form of a wonderful basket of new colored yarn balls. Illustrations for "The Mitten Tree" are soft, delicate, textured treasures that greatly enhance this lovely, charming tale of goodwill.
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