The Weaver

Thacher Hurd; pictures by Elisa Kleven

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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As the sun rises, the weaver begins her work, spinning thread, dying it, and then weaving it into a cloth along with the signs of love and friendship she sees down on earth. At the end of the day, the weaver spreads this extraordinary cloth over us, to warm and protect us all through the night. This is a joyful, soothing, gorgeously illustrated bedtime story about the love between family and friends all over the world--and even beyond it.

The Weaver is a 2011 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

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"Kleven’s soft, painterly illustrations depict a multicultural cast of characters going about their days and dream-filled nights in different parts of the world, and the weaver returns home to her own family in the sky at book’s end, providing a satisfying conclusion to the gentle, lyrical bedtime story." --Kirkus Reviews
 
"…this fanciful title offers an opportunity for children to settle down with a reassuring, positive message of comfort, security, and global connectedness.” --Booklist
 
"This dreamy story offers a reassuring message of love and security" --School Library Journal

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Thacher Hurd; pictures by Elisa Kleven

Thacher Hurd is the author and illustrator of many picture books, including Art Dog (978-0060244248) and Mama Don’t Allow (978-1591121350). He lives in Berkeley, California.

Elisa Kleven’s most recent books include The Apple Doll and The Wishing Ball. She lives in Albany, California.

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The Weaver
Thacher Hurd; pictures by Elisa Kleven

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Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year

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Hardcover
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
April 2010
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780374382544
ISBN10: 0374382549
Picture Book
9 x 9 inches, 32 pages, Full-color illustrations throughout
Age Range: 4 to 8
Grade Range: p to 3
$16.99
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