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Extra Yarn

By Mac Barnett, Illustrated by Jon Klassen

From bestselling and award-winning author Mac Barnett and illustrator Jon Klassen comes Extra Yarn, a Caldecott Honor Book, Boston Globe-Horn Book Award winner, and a New York Times bestseller.

A young girl and her box of magical yarn transform a community in this stunning picture book. With spare, gently humorous illustrations and a palette that moves from black-and-white to a range of color, this modern fairy tale has the feel of a new classic.

Fans of Oliver Jeffers and Peter Brown will love this book.

  • Grade level: 1
  • Interest Level: P-4
  • Guided Reading Level: J
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • Imprint: Balzer + Bray
  • Format: Hardcover
  • On Sale: 11/30/-0001
  • ISBN: 9780061953385
  • ISBN 10: 0061953385
  • ISBN 13: 9780061953385
  • Pages: 40
  • Trim Size: 10.00 x 8.50 in
  • Subcategory:
  • Juvenile Fiction / Imagination & Play
  • Juvenile Fiction / Social Issues / Emotions & Feelings
  • Juvenile Fiction / Girls & Women

Lane Smith, New York Times bestselling author of It's a Book"There's nothing to say but-perfect."

Publishers Weekly (starred review)“Understated illustrations and prose seamlessly construct an enchanting and mysterious tale.”

School Library Journal (starred review)“Klassen’s deadpan, stylized illustrations impeccably complement Barnett’s quirky droll writing.”

Horn Book (starred review)“Klassen’s pacing, especially the mostly wordless sequence when the box floats back to Annabelle on a triangle of an iceberg, is impeccable. The final spread, all light and yarn-covered tree limbs, brings Barnett’s clever, quiet yarn full circle, to a little girl and a town, now colorful and happy.”

Booklist (starred review)"Reading like a droll fairy tale, this Barnett-Klassen collaboration is both seamless and magical. The spare, elegant text and art are also infused with plenty of deadpan humor. Quirky and wonderful, this story quietly celebrates a child's ingenuity and her ability to change the world around her."

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COMMON CORE STRANDS

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.1.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,9
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.1.1,1a,2,3,4,4a,4b,4c
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.1.3
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.1.4,4a,5
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