A Hat for Mrs. Goldman: A Story about Knitting and Love

A Hat for Mrs. Goldman: A Story about Knitting and Love, 2016

Michelle Edwards holds an M.F.A. in Printmaking from the University of Iowa, where she first explored stories and pictures in her hand-bound editions of letterpress books. She is the author and illustrator of many books for children, including Chicken Man, winner of the National Jewish Book Award. She is also the creator of A Knitter's Home Companion, an illustrated collection of stories, patterns, and recipes (STC/Abrams), as well as nearly one hundred essays and cards for knitters. Her stories are about family, friendship, and community. They chronicle the large and small victories and defeats of everyday life. Her newest picture book is A Hat for Mrs. Goldman: A Story About Knitting and Love, and G. Brian Karas is responsible for the delightful illustrations! Michelle lives and works in Iowa City. She frequently shares her paintings and process on Instagram, Facebook, and her website.

A Hat for Mrs. Goldman was selected by the Iowa Center for the Book as Iowa's title for the 2017 National Book Festival's Discover Great Places through Reading Map.

The Discover Great Places through Reading map and brochure offers a list of 52 great reads and a map for children attending the National Book Festival that encourages them to visit all 52 tables in the Pavilion of States (plus the Library of Congress Center for the Book table) to get a unique sticker or stamp. Many of these books will be for sale in the Book Sales Pavilion, and A Hat for Mrs. Goldman will be added to the permanent collection in Library of Congress Young Readers Center.

From the back cover:

Sophia isn't very good at knitting. She drops stitches and makes holes where there shouldn't be holes. She's much rather make big beautiful pom-poms for the hats Mrs. Goldman knits everyone in their neighborhood.

When winter comes, Sophia can't believe Mrs. Goldman doesn't have a hat for her own head! So Sophia decides to make her one. She wants it to be a surprise—and the most special hat in the whole world. And click, click, click, Sophia begins to knit . . .

Michelle Edwards website

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