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The Mitten

Alvin Tresselt, Yaroslova (Illustrator)


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* An ALA Notable Book * Horn Book Fanfare *

Award-winning author Alvin Tresselt retells the traditional Ukrainian folktale in his most popular children’s book, The Mitten.

Deep in the woods on the coldest day of winter a little boy drops his mitten. And that lost mitten stretches and stretches—and stretches—to provide shelter for many woodland creatures.

Originally published in 1964 and adapted from E. Rachev’s version of the Ukrainian folktale, Yaroslava’s distinctly charming illustrations and Alvin Tresselt’s detailed text are as timeless and universal as the story itself.

Praise For The Mitten

A lovely picture book.
— Horn Book Magazine

— School Library Journal

HarperCollins, 9780688092382, 40pp.

Publication Date: October 26, 1989

About the Author

Alvin Tresselt (1916-2000) grew up in Passaic, New Jersey and worked in children’s book publishing in New York City for many years. He is the author of more than 50 picture books, including the retelling of the Ukrainian folk tale The Mitten. His first of eighteen collaborations with Roger Duvoisin, White Snow, Bright Snow, earned the 1948 Caldecott Medal.