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Extra Yarn

by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Jon Klassen

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list price: $21.99
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ISBN:9780061953385
publisher: HarperCollins
imprint: Balzer + Bray
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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.

About the Authors

Mac Barnett is a New York Times bestselling author whose books have been translated into more than thirty languages. His picture books include two Caldecott Honor–winning collaborations with Jon Klassen: Sam & Dave Dig a Hole and Extra Yarn. Among his other popular books are I Love You Like a Pig, illustrated by Greg Pizzoli, and The Magic Word, illustrated by Elise Parsley. He lives in Oakland, California. You can visit him online at www.macbarnett.com.

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Jon Klassen grew up in Niagara Falls, Canada, and now lives in Los Angeles, California. He is the Caldecott Award-winning author and illustrator of I Want My Hat Back and This Is Not My Hat, as well as the illustrator of Sam and Dave Dig a Hole and Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett; The Dark by Lemony Snicket; House Held Up by Trees by Ted Kooser; Cats' Night Out by Caroline Stutson; and the first three books in the Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place series.

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
4 to 8
Grade:
p to 3
Awards
  • , IndieBound Indie Next List Top Ten Pick
  • , Caldecott Honor Book
  • , Kirkus Reviews Best Children’s Book
  • , Amazon.com Best Books of the Year
  • , Boston Globe–Horn Book Award
  • , Amazon.com Best Books of the Month
  • , School Library Journal Best Book
  • , E. B. White Read-Aloud Award
  • , ALA Booklist Editors’ Choice
Editorial Reviews

“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.”

— Horn Book <strong>(starred review)</strong>

“Understated illustrations and prose seamlessly construct an enchanting and mysterious tale.”

— Publishers Weekly <strong>(starred review)</strong>

“There’s nothing to say but—perfect.”

— Lane Smith, New York Times bestselling author of It's a Book

“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.”

— Booklist <strong>(starred review)</strong>

“Klassen’s deadpan, stylized illustrations impeccably complement Barnett’s quirky droll writing.”

— School Library Journal <strong>(starred review)</strong>

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