Minna's Patchwork Coat (Hardcover)

By Lauren A. Mills

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 9780316406215, 288pp.

Publication Date: November 3, 2015

List Price: 17.00*
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Description

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.


About the Author

Lauren A. Mills is the award-winning author and illustrator of The Rag Coat and The Goblin Baby and has retold and illustrated Thumbelina, Tatterhood and the Hobgoblins, and The Book of Little Folk. She is also the co-author of Fairy Wings, Fia and the Imp, and The Dog Prince.


Praise For Minna's Patchwork Coat

Praise for Minna's Patchwork Coat:
A Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People
A Children's Book Council Hot off the Press Pick


"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