Homespun Sarah

Homespun Sarah

By Verla Kay; Ted Rand (Illustrator)

Putnam Juvenile, Hardcover, 9780399234170, 32pp.

Publication Date: April 14, 2003


Sarah's life in Colonial Pennsylvania is anything but easy. She and her family have to grow, raise, and make everything they need-including their clothes. The time and effort that takes means that nothing is replaced until it's absolutely necessary. As Sarah helps plant flax and raise sheep throughout the year, her one dress gets tighter and tighter. But in the nick of time, wool is spun, fabric is woven, and a brand-new dress is made just for her.

The details of colonial life are captured in lively verse and glowing illustrations, making Sarah's joyful spin in her new dress an ending readers will cheer.

Illustrated by Ted Rand.