Minna's Patchwork Coat by Lauren A MillsMinna's Patchwork Coat by Lauren A Mills

Minna's Patchwork Coat

byLauren A Mills

Hardcover | November 3, 2015

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In this charming historical novel, acclaimed artist Lauren A. Mills reimagines her beloved picture book,The Rag Coat, with fifty delicate pencil illustrations and an expanded story about a resilient little girl, her patchwork coat, and how the two bring a community together.

Minna and her family don't have much in their small Appalachian cabin, but "people only need people," Papa always reminds her. Unable to afford a winter coat to wear to school, she's forced to use an old feed sack to keep her warm. Then Papa's terrible cough from working in the coal mines takes him away forever, and Minna has a hard time believing that anything will be right again...until her neighbors work tirelessly to create a coat for her out of old fabric scraps. Now Minna must show her teasing classmates that her coat is more than just rags--it's a collection of their own cherished memories, each with a story to share.
Lauren A. Millsis the award-winning author and illustrator ofThe Rag CoatandThe Goblin Babyand has retold and illustratedThumbelina,Tatterhood and the Hobgoblins, andThe Book of Little Folk. She is also the co-author ofFairy Wings,Fia and the Imp, andThe Dog Prince.
Title:Minna's Patchwork CoatFormat:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 8 × 5.75 × 1 inPublished:November 3, 2015Publisher:Little, Brown Books for Young ReadersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:031640621X

ISBN - 13:9780316406215


Editorial Reviews

"Readers can immerse themselves in a culture and time where things moved at a slower pace and common sense values created from warmth and love are given room to exist and thrive.... A cozy, leisurely peek into a turn-of-the-century Appalachian family."-School Library Journal