The Weaver

By Thacher Hurd; Elisa Kleven
Farrar Straus Giroux, Hardcover, 9780374382544, 32pp.

Publication Date: April 27, 2010

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Description

As the sun rises, the weaver begins her work, spinning thread, dying it, and then weaving it into a cloth along with the signs of love and friendship she sees down on earth. At the end of the day, the weaver spreads this extraordinary cloth over us, to warm and protect us all through the night. This is a joyful, soothing, gorgeously illustrated bedtime story about the love between family and friends all over the world--and even beyond it.
"The Weaver" is a 2011 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.




About the Author
Thacher Hurd is the award-winning author and illustrator of several children's books. He lives with his wife, Olivia, in Berkeley, California.

Thacher Hurd es un autor e ilustrador que ha recibido varios premios por sus libros para ninos. Vive con su esposa, Olivia, en Berkeley, California.



Elisa Kleven is the author and/or illustrator of more than 30 picture books for children. While growing up in Los Angeles, California, Elisa spent many hours creating intricate worlds populated with imaginative characters and surrounded by picturesque murals of nature. After studying literature at University of California, Berkeley, she taught school for several years, practicing her writing during summer breaks. Known for creating magical worlds peopled with endearing characters and visually-stunning multi-media illustrations, Elisa's books have been recognized by the American Library Association, The New York Times, The Junior Library Guild, School Library Journal, and The American Institute of Graphic Arts. Elisa lives near San Francisco with her husband Paul and her children, Mia and Ben, along with various cats and dogs.



Praise For The Weaver

"Kleven’s soft, painterly illustrations depict a multicultural cast of characters going about their days and dream-filled nights in different parts of the world, and the weaver returns home to her own family in the sky at book’s end, providing a satisfying conclusion to the gentle, lyrical bedtime story." --Kirkus Reviews "…this fanciful title offers an opportunity for children to settle down with a reassuring, positive message of comfort, security, and global connectedness.” --Booklist "This dreamy story offers a reassuring message of love and security" --School Library Journal

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