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Karen Hesse; Illustrated by Andrew Glass

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Codie loves to spend time with her favorite aunt, Alix. Her aunt is a talented seamstress, and Codie knows that the perfect gift for Alix's new baby is a handmade blanket. Codie wants to have the blanket done before the baby is born. Suddenly, the baby is coming early. Will Codie be able to finish the blanket in time?

Praise for Lavender

“This simple, easily read little story is a gem. Each telling detail . . . is a gentle brush-stroke in this tender, but never sentimental, portrait of a particularly nice family welcoming its newest member.” —Kirkus Reviews, Pointer Review

“A fresh, gentle approach to a standard theme.” —School Library Journal


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Karen Hesse; Illustrated by Andrew Glass

Karen Hesse is the author of many books for young people, including Out of the Dust, winner of the Newbery Medal, Letters from Rifka, Brooklyn Bridge, Phoenix Rising, and Sable. She has received honors including the Scott O'Dell Historical Fiction Award, the Christopher Award, and the MacArthur Fellowship "Genius" Award, making her only the second children's book author to receive this prestigious grant. Born in Baltimore, Hesse graduated from the University of Maryland. She and her husband Randy live in Vermont.

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Karen Hesse

Andrew Glass

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