The Resource The story blanket, Ferida Wolff, Harriet May Savitz ; illustrated by Elena Odriozola

The story blanket, Ferida Wolff, Harriet May Savitz ; illustrated by Elena Odriozola

Label
The story blanket
Title
The story blanket
Statement of responsibility
Ferida Wolff, Harriet May Savitz ; illustrated by Elena Odriozola
Creator
Contributor
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
With no wool to be found in the village, Babba Zarrah, the storyteller, starts unraveling her story blanket bit by bit, to secretly supply the needs of the community, and when the villagers realize what is happening they return the favor
Review
  • PreS-K Babba Zarrah loves to tell stories, and the children love to sit on her blanket to listen. But one child needs socks, and the postman needs a scarf, and the schoolmaster mittens, and with new no wool deliveries in the village until the snow melts, Babba Zarrah unwinds a bit of yarn from the blanket, then a bit more, and knits the gifts. She then trundles through the snow-covered village to deliver each anonymously. The townspeople wonder about the presents and then figure it out when they realize Babba Zarrah's blanket is gone. In response, every household in the village unravels a bit of yarn from their presents, so Babba Zarrah can make a new story blanket. Arresting illustrations, which use lots of white space to set off the brightly colored and patterned images, feature button-eyed, rosy-cheeked children. Reminiscent of the many versions of the tale Just Enough to Make a Story, this is sweetly vivid in and of itself. -- DeCandido, GraceAnne A. (Reviewed 10-15-2008) (Booklist, vol 105, number , p)
  • PreS-Gr 2— Babba Zarrah, a caring and talented senior, lives in a tiny mountain village—perhaps in Russia. She has a large, colorful, knitted blanket upon which the children love to sit as they listen to her stories. Noticing that there are some in the snow-covered village who have needs that she can satisfy, she unravels a bit of wool from the blanket and knits, then secretly delivers warm socks for young Nikolai, who has a hole in his shoe; an extra-long scarf for the postman; and cozy mittens for the schoolmaster to wear when he fetches wood. Each new project leads to thoughts of another, until the story blanket has completely disappeared. Then, it is up to the curious villagers to discover who is creating the gifts and find a way to thank their elderly neighbor for her kindness. Odriozola's charming illustrations make this sweet tale of a close-knit community even more special. The bright colors and delicate patterns in the children's and Babba Zarrah's clothing and the story blanket stand out against stark white backgrounds. A fine brown line surrounds garments and objects, giving some pieces a paper-collage appearance. In contrast, the rounded, rosy-cheeked faces are drawn with the same thin lines and minimal features—tiny dots for eyes, small squiggles for noses, wee marks for mouths. From the spare wood floor and the children clustered in anticipation on the blanket under a potted indoor tree comes a warm invitation to enjoy this sweet story again and again.—Susan Scheps, Shaker Heights Public Library, OH --Susan Scheps (Reviewed November 1, 2008) (School Library Journal, vol 54, issue 11, p103)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
302298
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wolff, Ferida
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
AD820L
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
LG
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • -1
  • 2
Reading level
4.1
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Savitz, Harriet May
  • Odriozola, Elena
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Blankets
  • Sharing
  • Friendship
  • Generosity
  • Helping behavior
  • Knitting
  • Conduct of life
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Storytellers
  • Yarn
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The story blanket, Ferida Wolff, Harriet May Savitz ; illustrated by Elena Odriozola
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
28 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781561454662
Lccn
2008008627
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
Label
The story blanket, Ferida Wolff, Harriet May Savitz ; illustrated by Elena Odriozola
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
28 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781561454662
Lccn
2008008627
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations

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