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Lady Hahn and Her Seven Friends

Lady Hahn and Her Seven Friends

Yumi Heo; illustrations by Yumi Heo

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)



Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

Holt Books for Young Readers


ISBN: 9781466808911

32 Pages, Ages 4-7

Lady Hahn is a seamstress, and her seven friends are the tools she uses to sew—Mrs. Ruler, Newlywed Scissors, Young Bride Needle, Young Bride Red Thread, Old Lady Thimble, Young Lady Flatiron, and Little Miss Iron. When Lady Hahn's friends start boasting about how important they are, Lady Hahn turns her back on them. But it's not long before she realizes how much she needs her friends as every one of them contributes in an important, special way.

Praise for Lady Hahn and Her Seven Friends

“…the story of wanting to feel needed and appreciated will resonate with young audiences.” —Horn Book

“Heo's clear oil and pencil art is appealing, with skillful use of color to balance the compositions and engage viewers.” —School Library Journal

“Heo's (Polka Dot Penguin Pottery) cheerfully hued oil-and-pencil compositions possess the careful detail of an expertly stitched garment…” —Publishers Weekly

“A Korean story from the late 19th century is the basis for this irresistible teaching tale about cooperation, respect for tools and sewing.” —Kirkus

“Blending collage, pencil and oil paint, Heo creates an animated landcape with strong visual and auditory impact. . . . Heo mixes in her own refreshing brand of eccentricity and serves up artwork that is festive and fun.” —Publishers Weekly on One Sunday Morning

“Reminiscent of Margaret Wise Brown's series of noisy books, this hums with energy and offers plenty to hear and behold.” —Booklist on One Sunday Morning

Reviews from Goodreads

Yumi Heo; illustrations by Yumi Heo

Yumi Heo was born and raised in Korea, where she studied graphic design. She came to the United States in 1989 and received an MFA in Illustration from New York City's School of Visual Arts. She is the author and illustrator of many books, including Father’s Rubber Shoes, The Green Frogs: A Korean Folk Tale, and Lady Hahn and Her Seven Friends. She lived in White Plains, New York.

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

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