I feel very fortunate to be given the chance to tell you about a wonderful little book that's receiving lots of buzz. It's quite a charming, albeit quirky, story which even the NY Times Sunday Book Review thought worth a mention.
The author, Mac Bennett, shares the tale of a dreary little town which is changed by the generosity of one little girl, Annabelle, who finds magic in a box. The "yarn" continues from there as Annabelle knits for everyone she can from this one treasured box.
As with any good tale, this story has a villain, an evil, greedy archduke, who fancies lovely clothes. But as you might guess, things don't work at has he'd planned.
While the story is to the point, and the writing is spare, it evokes the message of Annabelle's care and how she changed her world with two little sticks.
The illustrations by Jon Klassen are a perfect complement to quiet little story, as he includes whimsical detail, which highlight the colorful impact Annabelle's box of yarn has on her community.