The Mitten String (Hardcover)
Random House Books for Young Readers, 9780385371186, 32pp.
Publication Date: October 28, 2014
Other Editions of This Title:
Library Binding (10/28/2014)
When her family invites a deaf woman and her baby to stay, Ruthie, a talented knitter of mittens, wonders how the mother will know if her child wakes in the night. The surprising answer inspires Ruthie to knit a special gift that offers great comfort to mother and baby—and to Ruthie herself.
With language and imagery reminiscent of stories told long ago, this modern Jewish folktale will resonate with those who love crafts, anyone who’s encountered someone with physical differences—and with everyone who has ever lost a mitten in the depths of winter.
About the Author
Jennifer lives in Western Massachusetts with her family. Visit her at
KRISTINA SWARNER is an award-winning illustrator of more than a dozen books, among them Gathering Sparks and The Bedtime Sh’ma, both of which won Sydney Taylor Book Awards.
Kristina lives in Chicago. Visit her at kristinaswarner.com.