Item description for Homespun Sarah by Verla Kay & Ted Rand...
Sarah's life in Colonial Pennsylvania is anything but easy. She and her family have to grow, raise, and make everything they need-including their clothes. The time and effort that takes means that nothing is replaced until it's absolutely necessary. As Sarah helps plant flax and raise sheep throughout the year, her one dress gets tighter and tighter. But in the nick of time, wool is spun, fabric is woven, and a brand-new dress is made just for her.
The details of colonial life are captured in lively verse and glowing illustrations, making Sarah's joyful spin in her new dress an ending readers will cheer.
Illustrated by Ted Rand.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Homespun Sarah?
Love Sarah! Nov 15, 2005
Sarah is a sweet and realistic character from the colonial period.
If you are studying colonial history or if you want to showcase that world for your child, you must buy this book.
What of course makes it absolutely splendiferous of a story is the author. We all know. . .or we SHOULD know about this writer, Verla Kay. She writes things 1) in rhyme 2) with historical flair.
My classroom would not be without her titles for resource and literature.
A win win win!
A lovely book Sep 28, 2004
Verla Kay blends beautiful, cryptic rhyme and historical detail into stories that captivate children. "Homespun Sarah" does not disappoint. This book found its way to our shelves for homeschooling purposes, but has since become a family favorite for "snuggle time with books."
Ted Rand's illustrations are lively and homey, and bring the text to life.
This book is not only essential for homeschoolers of young children who are approaching American History in their studies, but for families dedicated to reading to their children.
Wonderful. Jun 17, 2003
I have done much research on the colonial period. It never ceases to amaze me how the children's books bring it all home so much more powerfully than any history book.