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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 the New York Times bestselling author of many picture books, including Extra Yarn and Sam & Dave Dig a Hole, both illustrated by Jon Klassen and both Caldecott Honor award winners. He is also the author of the bestselling Terrible Two series with Jory John. Mac lives in Berkeley, 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
  • , Caldecott Honor Book
  • , Amazon.com Best Books of the Month
  • , School Library Journal Best Book
  • , Kirkus Reviews Best Children’s Book
  • , ALA Booklist Editors’ Choice
  • , IndieBound Indie Next List Top Ten Pick
  • , E. B. White Read-Aloud Award
  • , Amazon.com Best Books of the Year
  • , Boston Globe–Horn Book Award
Editorial Reviews

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

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

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

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

“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>

“There’s nothing to say but—perfect.”

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

“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>

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