The Pen That Pa Built

By Ashley Wolff (Illustrator); David Edwards
(Tricycle Press, Hardcover, 9781582461533, 32pp.)

Publication Date: October 1, 2007

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In this warm display of old-fashioned know-how and family spirit, a blanket is made from scratch--from the shearing to the carding, spinning, dyeing, and weaving. And it all starts in the pen that Pa built.

Told through Ashley Wolff's vibrant artwork, this illustrated history of 1830s North America celebrates the lost art of creating a cherished, homemade object. Author's note provides further historical and natural science information.ReviewsAwards:The Best Children's Books of the Year 2008, by the Children's Book Committee for Bank Street College of Education




About the Author

ASHLEY WOLFF has written and/or illustrated over 40 books, including The Pen that Pa Built, Only the Cat Saw, Baby Beluga, Stella and Roy, and the ever-popular Miss Bindergarten series. She lives in San Francisco, California.


David Edwards is addicted to living history museums and lives in Tucson, Arizona, with his wife and four children. THE PEN THAT PA BUILT is his first published book.

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